Health and Safety Recommendations for Tradiblanc Binder for Mortar by St Astier (EN/BS 998.1)

Product and Manufacturer Identification

Hydrated Natural Hydraulic Lime, white cement CEM 1 and additives as per EN/BS 459.1

Name: Dordognaise (C.E.S.A. Group)
Address: 28 bis route de Montanceix, La Jarthe – 24110 Saint-Astier, France
Phone: +33 (0)5 33 54 1125
Fax: +33 (0)5 33 04 6791

In case of emergency
France: ORFILA / +33 (0)1 45 42 59 59
The United Kingdom: The Lime Line / +44 (0) 800 7839 014
Ireland: The Traditional Lime Co. / +44 (0) 599 15 17 50 

Components Lime Cement

Name(ref Dir. EU):


Risk phrase :


calcium hydroxyde


Risk phrase : R-41

EINCECS No. : 215-137-3

Portland White



Risk symbol Principal risks for people and the environment
Hydraulic lime is irritant for eyes, respiratory track and mucous membranes.

Risk of severe eye damage in cases of splashes of powder or wet mortar in the eyes.

Once hydrated, Tradiblanc increases alcalinity and therefore can irritate or dry the skin.

In cases of significant ingestion In cases of significant ingestion Tradiblanc is caustic for the digestive tract. It can cause burning of the mouth, esophagus and stomac.

Tradiblanc does not present particular risks for the environment subject to the recommendations in section XIII and the respect of national or local disposal directives.

First Aid (urgent cases)

Contact with eyes
Wash immediately and abundantely with clean water and consult an ophtalmologist.
Contact with the skin
In case of prolongued contact with the skin :

Wash the affected area abundantely with clean water. Afterwards wash again with soap or light detergent. Protect clothing..
In case of inhalation of large amounts of dust:

Bring the affected person outside the dusty area. Consult a doctor in case of respiratory problems
In cases of significant ingestion

Rinse mouth, drink potable water and consult a doctor

Anti fire measures

Thermocromex is not flammable. All fire estinguishing agents can be used. Above 950oC the lime will produce CO2 emission.

Accidental spillage measures

Individual precautions
Avoid all contacts with the eyes

Avoid contact with the skin

Wear a mask if required

Handle the product with the appropriate gloves
Protection of the environment
Do not dispose of Tradiblanc in sewers, drains and on surface waters.
Cleaning and recovery methods
Use preferably collecting methods so as to avoid the creation of dust in the air

Avoid creating dust when collecting loose product. Once hardened the product can be collected as a normal construction debris. The hardening process is variable in accordance with weather conditions and water addition but is never below 1 hour.

Usage and handling precautions

Keep away from children reach.
Wear appropriate gloves

Avoid inhaling the dust, wearing a mask if necessary.

To avoid contact with the eye, wear suitable safety goggles.

Manual handling : observe local health and sagety directives


Exposure control

Total Dust:
10 mg/m3
Cellular dust:
5 mg/m3

Individuals' protection

Respiratory protection:
In the presence of airborne dust, the use of an anti dust mask is recommended.
Hands protection:
Wear adequate gloves
Eyes protection:
Wear protective goggles in case of airborne dust or risk of splashes of powder or wet mortar.
Skin protection:
Wear adequate work clothing covering the arms and extend it to the hands by wearing gloves. If working standing on knees, wear knee pads. Skin protective creams can also be used.

Physical and chemical properties

White or pale grey powder
PH in water solution:
Alcaline between 12 and 13
Fusion temperature:
> 1000°C
Apparent volumetric mass:
0.65 g/cm3 at 20oC
Absolutre volumetric mass
2.6 g/cm3 (20oC)
Explosion point:
Not applicable
Flammable point:
Not applicable
Danger of explosion:
20 to 30 % of fines < 0.05mm

Stability and reactivity

The product is stable at all temperatures.
Conditions to avoid:
Storage in damp areas to avoid an hydraulic set.
Materials to avoid:
Reacts strongly with acids, generating CO2.

Toxicological information

Inhalation can cause irritation of the respiratory ways and of the nasal mucose. In extreme cases the mucose can be eroded
Large ingestion can cause burining of the mouth, exophagus ad stomac
Skin contact:
Can irritate the skin due to its high alcalinity
Contact with the eyes:
Can cause irritation of the eye and the pupil. Proplongued rinsing is necessary
Chronic hands, skin disorders:
Prolongued exposure without adequate protection (gloves) can cause dermatological irritation

Ecological information

Potential bio-accumulation:
Tradiblanc is an alcaline material that brings the water pH to 12.4 in saturated solution. The carbonation process, with time, re-constitutes Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) which is a neutral material in ecological terms.

Disposal information

The product in its hardened state can be disposed as a normal construction debris.

Dispose of used bags in authorised refuse areas in accordance with local directives.

Transport information

Tradiblanc is not subject to ADR, RID, IMDG and IATA regulations.
In general, avoid spillages of powder during transport.

ADR: European agreement on road transport of dangerous substances.
RID: International rail transport regulation for dangerous substances
IMDG:: International maritime dangerous goods code
IATA: International Air Transport Association.

Compulsory information

Danger symbol:
Xi irritant
Principal components:
Calcium hydroxide
Phrases R:
R36/37/38 irritant for the eyes, respitatory tracks and skin.

R41 - risk of severe eyes lesion

R43 - can damage the skin
Phrases S:
S2 keep away from childrens’ reach

S24/25 avoid contact with skin and eyes

S26 in case of contact with the eyes wash immediately and abundantely with clean water and consult a specialist

S37 wear adequate gloves

S39 - wear protective eye goggles.


The recommendations in this document are based on our kowledge as it stands today related to Natural Hydraulic Limes,sands and additives. They are given in good faith.

Under no circumstance the information can be considered as a quality guarantee.

The User attention is drawn to the eventual risks caused by the utilisation of a product for different purposes from the ones for which the product has been envisaged. It is the responsibility of the User to adopt the appropiate safety measures and to apply all regulations current at the time of use. The prescriptions contained in this document are given to help the User to fulfill its obligations. The precautions listed cannot be considered as exhaustive.

See Also: Tradiblanc Data Sheet