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GP® 4407 37% Formaldehyde Solution (Formalin)

GP® 4407 formalin is a 37% concentration formaldehyde (HCHO) solution, inhibited with 7% methanol. It is formulated to be highly reactive and produced by the catalytic oxidation of synthetic methanol.

Applications

Inhibited grade, Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), Oil filters, Oriented Strand Board (OSB), Thermoset Resins

Product Composition

37% formaldehyde (HCHO) solution with 7% methanol

Appearance/Form

Clear colorless liquid when shipped

Typical Properties
Formaldehyde, wt. %
37.0-37.5
Methanol, wt. %
6.0-8.0
Acidity, wt. % as formic acid
.03 maximum
Color, APHA
10 maximum
Specific Gravity at 25°C
Approx. 1.095
Weight per gallon, lb.
Approx. 9.09
Flash Point, °F (Pensky-Martens Closed Cup)
152
Suggested Storage Temperature, °F
68-95

Packaging

Insulated stainless steel tank trucks and lined, insulated tank cars equipped with heater coils.

Storage and Handling

Formalin should be stored in well-ventilated areas away from oxidizing and alkaline materials. The recommended storage temperatures should be maintained to minimize polymerization and precipitation which may occur at low temperatures and may plug equipment. Formaldehyde vapor may be given off at high temperatures. Prolonged storage should be avoided to minimize increases in acidity and to prevent polymerization. Storage tanks of type 304 stainless steel are preferred. Iron, copper and bronze are not recommended for tanks or lines. Steel, copper and certain alloys may discolor the product. For some uses, fiberglass or aluminum tanks are satisfactory. Because formaldehyde vapor is combustible, storage tanks should be properly grounded. Formaldehyde solutions are stable and under normal conditions can be easily handled. Keep container closed when not in use. Use only in well-ventilated areas. Additional information on the safe handling of formaldehydes is in the Safety Data Sheet available from Georgia-Pacific Chemicals.

The information and technical data herein is believed to be accurate. It is offered for your consideration, investigation and verification. Buyer assumes all risk of use, storage and handling of the product. NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IS MADE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WHICH ARE SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as a license to operate under or recommendation to infringe any patents.

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