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NB: Registration status and tonnage

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Hexyl acetate

EC / List no.: 205-572-7

CAS no.: 142-92-7

Mol. formula: C8H16O2

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Warning! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance is a flammable liquid and vapour.

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 1 000 to < 10 000 per annum.

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

This substance is used by consumers, 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: washing & cleaning products, air care products, cosmetics and personal care products, polishes and waxes, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), perfumes and fragrances, coating products and fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay.
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) and outdoor use as processing aid.

Article service life

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment. ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or into which articles the substance might have been processed.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: polishes and waxes, washing & cleaning products, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), adhesives and sealants, anti-freeze products, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, finger paints, inks and toners, laboratory chemicals, leather treatment products, lubricants and greases, plant protection products and textile treatment products and dyes.
This substance is used in the following areas: scientific research and development.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: fabricated metal products, electrical, electronic and optical equipment and machinery and vehicles.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid and outdoor use as processing aid.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: coating products, cosmetics and personal care products, polishes and waxes, washing & cleaning products, air care products and biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products).
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: washing & cleaning products, coating products, metal surface treatment products, extraction agents, adhesives and sealants, anti-freeze products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, non-metal-surface treatment products, inks and toners, leather treatment products, photo-chemicals, polishes and waxes and textile treatment products and dyes.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, fabricated metal products, electrical, electronic and optical equipment, machinery and vehicles, textile, leather or fur, furniture and plastic products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, in the production of articles and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Manufacture

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

The InfoCard summarises the non-confidential data on substances as held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including data provided by third parties. The InfoCard is automatically generated. Information requirements under different legislative frameworks may therefore not be up–to–date or complete. Substance manufacturers and importers are responsible for consulting official publications. This InfoCard is covered by the ECHA Legal Disclaimer.

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