Substance Information

Propane-1,2-diol

EC / List no.: 200-338-0

CAS no.: 57-55-6

Mol. formula: C3H8O2

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There is no harmonised classification and there are no notified hazards by manufacturers, importers or downstream users for this substance.

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 100 000 to < 1 000 000 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: anti-freeze products, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, lubricants and greases and finger paints.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use, indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners), indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: industrial abrasion processing with low release rate (e.g. cutting of textile, cutting, machining or grinding of metal) and in processing aids at industrial sites.
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), indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners), outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials), outdoor use, outdoor use in long-life materials with high release rate (e.g. tyres, treated wooden products, treated textile and fabric, brake pads in trucks or cars, sanding of buildings (bridges, facades) or vehicles (ships)), indoor use in long-life materials with high release rate (e.g. release from fabrics, textiles during washing, removal of indoor paints), indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles.
This substance can be found in products with material based on: paper (e.g. tissues, feminine hygiene products, nappies, books, magazines, wallpaper), wood (e.g. floors, furniture, toys), metal (e.g. cutlery, pots, toys, jewellery), fabrics, textiles and apparel (e.g. clothing, mattress, curtains or carpets, textile toys), plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones), stone, plaster, cement, glass or ceramic (e.g. dishes, pots/pans, food storage containers, construction and isolation material) and leather (e.g. gloves, shoes, purses, furniture).
This substance is intended to be released from scented: paper products.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: inks and toners, fertilisers, laboratory chemicals, coating products, washing & cleaning products, pH regulators and water treatment products, plant protection products and polymers.
This substance is used in the following areas: agriculture, forestry and fishing, building & construction work, printing and recorded media reproduction, health services and scientific research and development.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: plastic products and machinery and vehicles.
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 close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: washing & cleaning products, laboratory chemicals, perfumes and fragrances, air care products, fertilisers, polishes and waxes, inks and toners, cosmetics and personal care products and coating 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: inks and toners, paper chemicals and dyes, textile treatment products and dyes, washing & cleaning products, coating products, non-metal-surface treatment products and polymers.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging and mining.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, of substances in closed systems with minimal release, for thermoplastic manufacture and as processing aid.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use as processing aid.

Manufacture

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

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