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Zinc oxide

EC / List no.: 215-222-5

CAS no.: 1314-13-2

Mol. formula: OZn

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GHS09: Hazardous to the Environment

Warning! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance is very toxic to aquatic life and is very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

Substance is known to be on the EEA market in nanomaterial form.

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 100 000 tonnes per annum.

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: fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, coating products, metal surface treatment products, finger paints, polymers and washing & cleaning 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) and outdoor use.

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles, formulation of mixtures and formulation in materials.
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), outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials), indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles, machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical/electronic products (e.g. computers, cameras, lamps, refrigerators, washing machines) and electrical batteries and accumulators.
This substance can be found in products with material based on: stone, plaster, cement, glass or ceramic (e.g. dishes, pots/pans, food storage containers, construction and isolation material), metal (e.g. cutlery, pots, toys, jewellery), plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones), wood (e.g. floors, furniture, toys) and fabrics, textiles and apparel (e.g. clothing, mattress, curtains or carpets, textile toys).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, non-metal-surface treatment products, pH regulators and water treatment products, metal surface treatment products and fertilisers.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging, building & construction work, agriculture, forestry and fishing and health services.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: plastic products, machinery and vehicles, mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement) and furniture.
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), outdoor use, 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) and outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, laboratory chemicals, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, metal surface treatment products and polymers.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in the production of articles, formulation in materials, manufacturing of the substance, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and as processing aid.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, coating products, polymers, metal surface treatment products and fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement), electrical, electronic and optical equipment and pulp, paper and paper products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), formulation of mixtures, as processing aid, formulation in materials, in processing aids at industrial sites and manufacturing of the substance.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, formulation of mixtures, in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and formulation in materials.

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