WHMIS (Aluminum (pyrotechnical powder))

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2016-03-24

  • Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases - Category 21 2
  • Combustible dusts - See comments below2 3 4 5 6
  • Flammable solids - Undefined category2 3 4 5 6
    • This hazard class has been assigned according to the information obtained from the consulted scientific literature, but it does not allow to specify the hazard category.

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Flame


In contact with water releases flammable gases (H261)
Flammable Solids : Undefined hazard statement

Ingredient disclosure

Comments: This product belongs to the hazard class "Combustible dust" if 5% or more by weight of its composition has a particle size < 500 µm.


  • ▲1.  Canada. Ministère des transports, Règlement sur le transport des marchandises dangereuses. Ottawa : Éditions du gouvernement du Canada. (2014). [RJ-410222]   http://www.tc.gc.ca/fra/tmd/clair-menu-497.htm
  • ▲2.  Pohanish, R.P. et Greene, S.A., Wiley guide to chemical incompatibilities. 3ème éd. New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons Inc. (2009). [RR-015033]   www.wiley.com
  • ▲3.  Dutch Institute for the Working Environment et Dutch Chemical Industry Association, Chemical safety sheets : working safely with hazardous chemicals. Netherlands : Kluwer Academic Publishers. (1991). [RR-015010]
  • ▲4.  National Fire Protection Association, Fire protection guide to hazardous materials. 14th ed. Quincy, Mass. : NFPA. (2010). [RR-334001]
  • ▲5.  Patnaik, P., A comprehensive guide to the hazardous properties of chemical substances. 3nd ed. New York : Wiley. (2007). [RM-515120]
  • ▲6.  The aluminium association, Recommendations for storage and handling of aluminium powders and paste. Vol. TR2. (2006).   http://www.aluminum.org/

The [number] refers to the Information SST database of the CNESST Documentation Center.