OPFLEX®

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN #M-28
USEPA, OIL PROGRAM CENTER
LISTING DATE: AUGUST 17, 2010
OPFLEX®

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK
OPFLEX® (Open-Celled Elastomeric Sorbents)
Type of Product: Miscellaneous Oil Spill Control Agent
II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER/CONTACT
Opflex Solutions
P.O. Box 355
West Hyannisport, MA 02672
Phone: (508) 776-2995
Fax: (508) 425-2990
E-mail: ssmith@opflex.com
Web site: www.opflex.com Exit
(Mr. Scott Smith)

Manufacturing Plant:
12 New Street
St. Johnsville, NY 13452
Phone: (518) 568-7036
Fax: (518) 568-2614
E-mail: ssmith@opflex.com
Web site: www.opflex.com Exit
(Mr. Scott Smith)
III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS
Opflex Solutions
P.O. Box 355
West Hyannisport, MA 02672
Phone: (508) 776-2995
FAX: (508) 425-2990
E-mail: ssmith@opflex.com
Web site: www.opflex.com Exit
(Mr. Scott Smith)
IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION
1. Flammability: Non-flammable (DOT: Non-hazardous)
2. Ventilation: No special requirements. No special handling is required.
3. Skin and eye contact; protective covering; treatment in case of contact: No special equipment or clothing required. If eye or skin irritation occurs, flush with plenty of fresh water.
4.a. Maximum storage temperature: 120°F continuous
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: No minimum
4.c. Optimum storage temperature range: 40°F to 120°F
4.d. Temperatures of phase separations and chemical changes: Stable
V. SHELF LIFE

Shelf life is unlimited when stored in plastic bags.

VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURE
1. Example – Opflex foam is fabricated into 6-foot strips that are in mesh netting. These booms can be connected end-to-end and positioned behind containment booms to absorb oil that has breached the containment.
2. Example – Opflex foam is fabricated into 1/4” x 16” x 18” pads that can be deployed by placing on an oil patch to absorb the oil from the water surface.
3. Example – Opflex foam can be cut into small cubes such as 1” cubes and contained in a net or mesh tube to create a very high surface area absorbent boom.
4. Example – Opflex foam can be fabricated into mega pads of 1/4” x 1 foot x 6 foot sections to be connected on the back of a containment boom system to absorb oil which flows over the boom, especially in marsh areas.
5. Example – Opflex foam can be fabricated into multiple mops that are strung between support posts at the shoreline to remove oil from the surf.
VII. TOXICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Toxicity:
Material Tested Species LC50 (ppm)
OPFLEX® Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
>35640 96-hr
8630 48-hr
No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
3.35 96-hr
2.24 48-hr
OPFLEX® & No. 2 Fuel Oil (1:10) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
5.49 96-hr
1.67 48-hr
Reference Toxicant (SLS) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
12.19 96-hr
10.53 48-hr

b. Effectiveness
NA
VIII. MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
NA
IX. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
1. Flash Point: NA
2. Pour Point: NA, solid product
3. Viscosity: NA, solid product
4. Specific Gravity: 0.167 g/cc
5. pH: NA
6. Surface Active Agents: NA
7. Solvents: CONFIDENTIAL
8. Additives: CONFIDENTIAL
9. Solubility in Water: Insoluble
X. ANALYSIS FOR HEAVY METALS, CYANIDE, AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
Compound Concentration (ppm)
Arsenic <0.179 (brl)
Cadmium <0.089 (brl)
Chromium <0.268 (brl)
Copper 1.74
Lead 0.286
Mercury <0.0031 (brl)
Nickel <0.446 (brl)
Zinc 139
Cyanide 0.498
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons <2.43 (brl)

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