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Tetrafluoroethylene

EC / List no.: 204-126-9

CAS no.: 116-14-3

Mol. formula: C2F4

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GHS02: Flammable GHS04: Gas under Pressure GHS08: Serious Health Hazard

Danger! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance may cause cancer, is an extremely flammable gas and may cause damage to organs.

  • C

A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Carcinogenic

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 10 000 - 100 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: inks and toners.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use.

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: for thermoplastic manufacture and as processing aid.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment).
This substance can be found in products with material based on: plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones), rubber (e.g. tyres, shoes, toys), fabrics, textiles and apparel (e.g. clothing, mattress, curtains or carpets, textile toys) and paper (e.g. tissues, feminine hygiene products, nappies, books, magazines, wallpaper).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: non-metal-surface treatment products, inks and toners, paper chemicals and dyes, polymers and washing & cleaning products.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: printing and recorded media reproduction.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals and plastic products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, non-metal-surface treatment products, inks and toners, paper chemicals and dyes and washing & cleaning products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and formulation in materials.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: polymers and laboratory chemicals.
This substance is used in the following areas: printing and recorded media reproduction.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: plastic products and chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: for thermoplastic manufacture and as processing aid.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.

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