Hercules Purple PVC Primer, 60473-08/10/2012 (2023)

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Hercules Purple PVC Primer, 60473-08/10/2012 (4)

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Classification:Preparation

Indicates country where product is sold.

Market: US/Canada

Brand Information

Date entered:October 01, 2018

032628604735UPC:032628604735

Purpose of product.

Usage:Plastic pipe joint primer

Structure such as solid, liquid, aerosol etc.

Form:liquid

Customer Service No:800-321-9532

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Manufacturer Information

Date when validity of Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) was last verified.

Date verified:May 04, 2022

Hercules Chemical Co.

4700 W. 160th. Street
ClevelandOH44135

216-267-7100 800-321-9535

800-321-9532 (TOLL FREE)

https://www.oatey.com

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      Percent of chemical in preparation.

      % Conc.

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      The GHS is an acronym for The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. The GHS is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labelling of chemicals. Chemicals are associated with codes that define their health, physical and environmental hazards.This universal hazard communication system was developed to ensure that employers, employees and consumers are provided with adequate, practical, reliable and comprehensible information on the hazards of chemicals, so that they can take effective preventive and protective measure for their own health and safety.
      The GHS classifications for chemicals associated with products in this database may be viewed by selecting the "Advanced" button on the Chemical Ingredients tables. Since this is a work in progress, GHS classifications may not be shown for all chemical ingredients.

      Hercules Purple PVC Primer, 60473-08/10/2012 (5)UN Global Harmonization Classification

      Hazard Codes and their associated descriptions are an essential part of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). There are 4 categories of Hazard Codes:

      • Physical Hazard Codes (H200 series)
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      SVHC is a substance (identified by the European Chemicals Agency) that may have serious and often irreversible effects on human health and the environment. SVHC are defined in Article 57 of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (“the REACH Regulation”) and include substances which are:
      1. Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or toxic to Reproduction (CMR), meeting the criteria for classification in category 1 or 2 in accordance with Directive 67/548/EEC or in category 1a or 1b in accordance with EC No 1272/2008This directive was recently replaced by the new EU regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.
      2. Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) or very Persistent and very Bioaccumulative (vPvB) according to the criteria in Annex XIII of the REACH Regulation, or
      3. Identified, on a case-by-case basis, from scientific evidence as causing probable serious effects to human health or the environment of an equivalent level of concern as those above (e.g. endocrine disrupters).

      SVHC?

      Endocrine Disruptor (ED)

      Acetone
      000067-64-1
      200-662-2
      40.0-50.0No
      H225, H319, H336, EUH066P210, P233, P240, P241, P242, P243, P261, P264, P271, P280, P304+P340, P305+P351+P328, P312, P337+P313, P403+P233, P405, P501Hercules Purple PVC Primer, 60473-08/10/2012 (6)Hercules Purple PVC Primer, 60473-08/10/2012 (7)Hercules Purple PVC Primer, 60473-08/10/2012 (8)NoNo
      Methyl ethyl ketone
      000078-93-3
      201-159-0
      30.0-40.0No
      H225, H319, H336, EUH066P102, P210, P233, P240, P241, P242, P243, P261, P264, P271, P280, P405, P501, P303+P361+P353, P304+P340, P305+P351+P338, P312, P337+P313, P370+P378, P403+P233, P403+P235Hercules Purple PVC Primer, 60473-08/10/2012 (9)Hercules Purple PVC Primer, 60473-08/10/2012 (10)Hercules Purple PVC Primer, 60473-08/10/2012 (11)NoNo
      Tetrahydrofuran
      000109-99-9
      203-726-8
      15.0-20.0No
      H225, H302, H319, H335, H336, H351, EUH019P210, P233, P280, P305+P351+P338, P370+P378, P501Hercules Purple PVC Primer, 60473-08/10/2012 (12)Hercules Purple PVC Primer, 60473-08/10/2012 (13)Hercules Purple PVC Primer, 60473-08/10/2012 (14)NoNo
      Cyclohexanone
      000108-94-1
      203-631-1
      10.0-15.0No
      H226, H332--Hercules Purple PVC Primer, 60473-08/10/2012 (15)Hercules Purple PVC Primer, 60473-08/10/2012 (16)Hercules Purple PVC Primer, 60473-08/10/2012 (17)NoNo
      Anthraquinone
      000084-65-1
      201-549-0
      0.01-0.05Yes
      ------NoNo

      Hercules Purple PVC Primer, 60473-08/10/2012 (18)

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      Hercules Purple PVC Primer, 60473-08/10/2012 (19)

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      • Hazard Statements

          • Code
          • Statement
        • H225 : Highly flammable liquid and vapour

          H226 : Flammable liquid and vapour

          H302 : Harmful if swallowed

          H319 : Causes serious eye irritation

          H332 : Harmful if inhaled

          H335 : May cause respiratory irritation

          H336 : May cause drowsiness or dizziness.

          H351 : Suspected of causing cancer

          EUH019 : May form explosive peroxides

          EUH066 : Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking

        • P102 : Keep out of reach of children

          P210 : Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces

          P233 : Keep container tightly closed

          P240 : Ground/bond container and receiving equipment

          P241 : Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/light/…/equipment

          P242 : Use only non-sparking tools

          P243 : Take precautionary measures against static discharge

          P261 : Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray

          P264 : Wash … thoroughly after handling

          P271 : Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area

          P280 : Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection

          P312 : Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell

          P303+P361+P353 : IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower

          P304+P340 : IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing

          P305+P351+P338 : IF IN EYES: Rinse continuously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do

          P337+P313 : Get medical advice/attention

          P370+P378 : In case of fire: Use … for extinction

          P405 : Store locked up

          P501 : Dispose of contents/container to

        • GHS02 : Flammable

          GHS07 : Irritant

      • Health Effects Information

        • Ingredients and Health Effects Information are taken from the manufacturer's product label and/or the Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Products are not tested and manufacturer's information presented here is not evaluated by DeLima Associates.

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        • Date that the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) was issued by manufacturer of a specific product.

          SDS DATE :
          August 10, 2012
        • HealthFlammabilityReactivity

          HMIS is the Hazardous Materials Identification System developed by the American Coatings Association and indicates the levels (“1” to “4”) of Health Hazard, Flammability Hazard and Physical Hazard associated with a specific product.

          HMIS RATING
          2*31
        • SVHC declaration

          This product does not contain any Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC).

        • Warnings

          Hazard Statements
          Danger. Highly flammable liquid and vapor. Harmful if swallowed. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
          Precautionary Statements
          General
          None.
          Prevention
          Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Avoid breathing mist or vapor. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
          Response
          If swallowed: Immediately call a poison center/doctor. Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
          If on skin (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
          If inhaled: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.
          If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a poison center/doctor if you feel unwell. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
          In case of fire: Use appropriate media to extinguish.
          Storage
          Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Keep cool. Store locked up.
          Disposal
          Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

        • Acute health effects

          From SDS:
          Hazards Identification
          Emergency Overview
          Danger.Highly flammable liquid and vapor. Harmful if swallowed. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
          Potential Health Effects
          Eye Contact: Eye Critical Damage/Stimulativeness. Vapors may cause irritation. Direct contact may cause irritation with redness, stinging and tearing of the eyes. May cause eye damage.
          Skin Contact: May cause irritation with redness, itching and pain. Methyl ethyl ketone and cyclohexanone may be absorbed through the skin causing effects similar to those listed under inhalation.
          Inhalation: Vapors or mists may cause mucous membrane and respiratory irritation, coughing, headache, dizziness, dullness, nausea, shortness of breath and vomiting. High concentrations may cause central nervous system depression, narcosis and unconsciousness. May cause kidney, liver and lung damage.
          Ingestion: Swallowing may cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Aspiration during swallowing or vomiting can cause chemical pneumonia and lung damage. May cause kidney and liver damage.

        • Chronic health effects

          From SDS:
          No information.

        • Carcinogenicity

          In 2012 USEPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) reviewed a two species inhalation lifetime study on THF conducted by NTP (1998). Male rats developed renal tumors and female mice developed liver tumors while neither the female rats nor the male mice showed similar results. Because the carcinogenic mechanisms could not be identified clearly in either species for either tumor, the EPA determined that the male rat and female mouse findings are relevant to the assessment of carcinogenic potential in humans. Therefore, the IRIS review concludes that these data in aggregate indicate that there is "suggestive evidence of carcinogenic potential" following exposure to THF by all routes of exposure.
          Cyclohexanone, CAS No. 000108-94-1: IARC Group 3
          Cyclohexanone, CAS No. 000108-94-1: ACGIH A3
          Acetone, CAS No. 000067-64-1: ACGIH A4
          Tetrahydrofuran, CAS No. 000109-99-9: ACGIH A3

        • Handling information

          Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Avoid breathing vapors or mists. Use with adequate ventilation (equivalent to outdoors). Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not eat, drink or smoke in the work area. Keep product away from heat, sparks, flames and all other sources of ignition. No smoking in storage or use areas. Keep containers closed when not in use. "Empty" containers retain product residue and can be hazardous. Follow all SDS precautions in handling empty containers. Do not cut or weld on or near empty or full containers. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible materials. Keep containers closed when not in use.

        • Disposal information

          Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

        • First Aid

          Eye Contact: If material gets into eyes or if fumes cause irritation, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water until chemical is

          removed. If irritation persists, get medical attention immediately.

          Skin Contact: Remove contaminated clothing immediately. Wash all exposed areas with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation develops. Remove dried cement with hand cleaner or baby oil.

          Inhalation: If symptoms of exposure develop, remove to fresh air. If breathing becomes difficult, administer oxygen. Administer artificial respiration if breathing has stopped. Seek immediate medical attention.

          Ingestion: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Rinse mouth with water. Never give anything by mouth to a person who is unconscious or drowsy. Get immediate medical attention by calling a Poison Control Center, or hospital emergency room. If medical advice cannot be obtained, then take the person and product to the nearest medical emergency treatment center or hospital.

FAQs

Can I just use the purple primer for PVC? ›

Purple Primer can be used with all types, schedules and classes of PVC and CPVC pipe and fittings. A low VOC formulation. In most cases a successful solvent cement joint can be made without using a primer. But, if you want to increase the probability of making a successful joint, using a primer is the thing to do.

What is purple PVC primer used for? ›

Hercules® Purple Primer for PVC Pipe and Fittings is a professional-grade primer for use on all schedules and classes of PVC pipe and fittings. It removes contaminants such as surface dirt, grease and grime as well as softens the pipe surface to allow for a fast, secure solvent weld.

Does PVC primer expire? ›

Know which products are closest to expiring and should be used sooner.
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Defining shelf life.
ProductShelf Life (from date of manufacture)
PVC Cements, Primers, and Cleaners3 years
ABS Cements and Cleaners3 years
CPVC Cements2 years
16 Nov 2020

What is the difference between clear and purple PVC primer? ›

The purple is so that the building inspector can tell that the plumber used primer by visual inspection. Clear is fine to use.

Will a PVC pipe leak without primer? ›

While not all applications require PVC primer, using one will definitely help ensure your pipe joints are sturdy and leak-free. Major building authorities in Australia all agree that PVC primer (also known as priming fluid) should be used when joining PVC pipes with solvent cement.

Do plumbers use purple primer? ›

Purple primer is a popular choice among plumbers who use it to prep PVC pipes for gluing. The primer will clean the surface of the pipe and help make the glue stick properly.

Do you let PVC primer dry before cement? ›

No - PVC Primer does not need to 'dry' before use - in fact, it needs to be wet to do it's job and not impede the cement - remember, plumbers in a hurry use this daily and aren't sitting around waiting for the primer to dry before grabbing the cement.

What is the best primer for PVC? ›

The best primer we have found for PVC is Sherwin Williams' Extreme Bonding Primer. PVC will hold paint better than wood due to the fact that the PVC is not absorbing and releasing moisture. However, the paint on PVC will take longer to cure.

What happens if you use expired primer? ›

Your skin may react to product ingredients if they have reached their expiration date. This could lead to redness or irritation. If bacteria get into an open container or onto a brush, they can multiply rapidly and cause breakouts or other infections.

How long is purple primer good for? ›

has 2 year shelf life from date of manufacture. Q Where can I find the date code on can? A The date codes on all PVC, ABS and CPVC Cements, Primers and Cleaners are located on the bottom of can.

How do you know if your primer is expired? ›

Primers: 2 years

Primer will start to separate or clump up, depending on the type of formula, once it's expired,” says Marlena Stell, founder of Makeup Geek Cosmetics. “Two years is a good life span. After that it should be tossed.”

Can you use too much PVC primer? ›

Using too much solvent cement can cause the PVC to dissolve to the point of weakening the joint, lessening the integrity of its waterproof capabilities.

How do you apply purple primer to PVC pipe? ›

Apply purple PVC primer to the outside of the PVC pipe and to the inside of the PVC fitting. Allow the primer to dry, which should only take about 10 seconds.

What is the strongest glue for PVC pipe? ›

The best bonding agent for PVC pipes and fittings is PVC solvent cement, and there are no substitutes that are good enough to replace it, especially for high-pressure applications.

Should you sand PVC before gluing? ›

In know that PVC should be chamfered and even lightly sanded before gluing for better insertion on the fitting (and probably some other reason).

Do you need to use Teflon tape on PVC? ›

The right way to assemble a threaded PVC joint-Schedule 40 or 80 is finger tight plus one to two turns-no more. Two turns past finger tight plus the stress of the system pressure is within the tensile strength of one-inch PVC. ([1,788 psi x 2] + 2,000 psi = 5,576 psi). Don't use Teflon tape, Teflon paste or pipe dope.

Do you prime both sides of PVC? ›

The process involves applying primer to the outside of the pipe and the inside of the fitting, which cleans and preps the PVC. After about 10 seconds, you next apply cement to the same areas, then insert the pipe snugly into the fitting and allow the cement to set.

Can I use Gorilla Glue instead of PVC glue? ›

Gorilla Glue can be used from 32 to 140° F. It is environmentally friendly and cleans up with water. The amazing thing about this glue is that it will work on all kinds of pipes, from the smallest PVC pipe up to a 6" diameter pipe. The glue itself is as strong as the pipe, ensuring a secure, durable connection.

Can I use regular Gorilla Glue on PVC? ›

Simply put, The surface of PVC is so smooth that Gorilla Glue doesn't have anything to grip or bind to. So it may work in a pinch but will come apart later down the road when you need it to work the best. Additionally, this type of glue has a very long setup time, so you may be waiting hours for it to cure.

Can you glue white PVC to GREY PVC? ›

Yes. Clear PVC pipe can be cemented to gray and white PVC by using PVC pipe cement.

Is PVC primer required by code? ›

ASTM D2855 is a two-step (primer & solvent cement) method which means in addition to the clear PVC glue you must also have a primer.

Will a PVC pipe leak without glue? ›

No,threaded PVC creates a seal so there is no need for glue. I often use Teflon tape on the threads just to be sure.

Can you primer PVC twice? ›

yes, you can use it, just re-prime it. You'll see that the fresh coat of primer with melt right through the dried primer.

How long after cementing PVC can I run water? ›

After you joining the pipes you need to hold them together for at least 30 seconds so the cement can harden. It will take another 15 minutes for the joint to set to the point that it can withstand water pressure and another two hours to cure fully.

Are all PVC primers the same? ›

Types of PVC Primers

Primers come in two different body types: medium body and heavy (or industrial) body primers. For Schedule 40 PVC pipe and fittings, medium body primers are typically used; heavy body primers can be used, but come with an additional cost.

What is the best paint to paint PVC? ›

What's the best paint for PVC? The best paint for PVC is made specifically for plastic surfaces. Many people like using Krylon fusion paints for plastic. These types of paint will leave the best finish and are the least likely to chip and peel.

How do you prep PVC before painting? ›

Don rubber gloves, dampen a clean rag with acetone, and then wipe the surface of the PVC pipe. Allow to dry for 20 to 30 minutes. The acetone will remove all sanding dust while swelling the surface of the PVC to make it more porous for painting.

When should you throw away primer? ›

Primer – Primers can last anywhere from 6 months to 24 months. Face primers will usually last for about 12 months, some even up to 24 months. Eyeshadow primer will usually last from 6-12 months.

Does primer ever expire? ›

Primer can go bad just like regular paint, and it has a much shorter shelf life. Most primers have a storage life of two to three years, considerably less time than a paint can.

Does unopened primer expire? ›

All preservatives in makeup do break down over time, even if the product is unopened, so you should never keep any product for more than 3 years.

How do you get PVC primer off your hands? ›

How to remove PVC glue from hand skin?
  1. Soak your hands in a solution of hot water (as hot as you can stand) and antibacterial hand soap. This well help to soften the PVC glue. ...
  2. Saturate a cotton ball with acetone nail polish remover. Rub the cotton ball on the glue on your hands. ...
  3. Rinse your hands well under warm water.
2 Jun 2022

Can you glue PVC to PVC? ›

So as long as you use the right purple primer, you can also glue PVC. You need to use glue that meets ASTM D 2564, the standard for solvent cement for PVC. Of course.

Can I paint an hour after priming? ›

Primer Drying Time

Most latex primers dry to the touch within 30 minutes to 1 hour. But do not paint the wall until the primer dries thoroughly, which can take up to 3 hours. High humidity and cool temperatures prolongs drying times.

How do you read an expiration date code? ›

Read these codes as MMDDYY, where “MM” refers to the month, “DD” refers to the date, and “YY” refers to the year. This is one of the more common codes that you'll see on food items. For example, “121518” would be read as December 15, 2018.

How often should you replace your primer? ›

It's recommended that you replace mascara every three months, lipsticks every year and eyeliner every three to six months (though pencils last longer than liquids). Primers and foundations usually last about two years, Zeichner said, and powdered products like blush and eye shadow are typically the same.

How do I check a batch code? ›

Production/Batch Code

The batch code allows manufacturers or suppliers to identify the batch in which the product was produced. The code is usually printed directly on the bottom of the container.

What color is standard for PVC primer? ›

The purple primer can be used on both PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) pipes. The purpose of the primer is to clean and soften the outer coating of the pipe so that the actual cement will bond more effectively.

How long should PVC glue sit before pressure? ›

Allow 15 minutes for good handling strength and 2 hours cure time at temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit before pressure testing up to 180 psi. Longer cure times may be required at temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit or with pipe above 3 inches.

What glue do plumbers use? ›

Loctite Plumber and Marine Clear Adhesive is specially formulated to handle high-moisture applications like plumbing repairs. This thick no-drip formula dries on clear, giving you a lasting hold and peace of mind knowing your pipes are secure!

How do I stop a leaking PVC joint? ›

Rubber and Silicone Repair Tape

If you're dealing with a minor leak, rubber and silicone repair tape is a simple solution. Like fiberglass resin tape, rubber and silicone tape come in a roll that can be wrapped directly around the PVC pipe.

Why do plumbers use purple primer on PVC? ›

The purple primer can be used on both PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) pipes. The purpose of the primer is to clean and soften the outer coating of the pipe so that the actual cement will bond more effectively.

What primer is best for PVC? ›

A. Primer: use a quality acrylic latex primer that is recommended by the manufacturer for exterior PVC surfaces.

Does PVC primer need to dry before glue? ›

No - PVC Primer does not need to 'dry' before use - in fact, it needs to be wet to do it's job and not impede the cement - remember, plumbers in a hurry use this daily and aren't sitting around waiting for the primer to dry before grabbing the cement.

What removes PVC purple primer? ›

Other solvents include methyl ethyl ketone and acetone or simple nail polish that includes acetone. Use these solvents in the same manner as you would the clear primer or cleaner. Other products might help include paint thinner, mineral spirits, and baking soda combined with water.

Can you glue PVC with just primer? ›

Joining a pipe to a pipe fitting requires specially formulated primer and cement—no ordinary adhesive but a chemical solvent that melts the surface of the PVC and then quickly re-hardens to fuse the pieces together.

How soon can you use PVC pipe after gluing? ›

After you joining the pipes you need to hold them together for at least 30 seconds so the cement can harden. It will take another 15 minutes for the joint to set to the point that it can withstand water pressure and another two hours to cure fully.

Do I need to sand PVC before gluing? ›

In know that PVC should be chamfered and even lightly sanded before gluing for better insertion on the fitting (and probably some other reason).

Can you paint directly onto PVC? ›

PVC can be painted but it has to be prepared correctly and it needs to be painted with paints that are formulated for PVC.

Should you tape before primer? ›

Sand away any rough spots before priming. Apply painter's tape to edges that you don't want to paint, such as where the floor or cabinets meet the wall. Stick the tape to clean, dry surfaces for best adhesion.

Does PVC primer need cement? ›

Usually PVC jobs require about half the amount of primer as they do cement. In short, primer is your friend. It may not be completely necessary on all jobs, but we recommend you take all the precautions available to ensure your joints are leak-free and as strong as possible.

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