Substance Information

Tall-oil pitch

The residue from the distillation of tall oil. It contains primarily high-boiling esters of fatty acids and rosin. It may also contain neutral materials, free fatty acids and rosin acids.

EC / List no.: 232-414-4

CAS no.: 8016-81-7

Mol. formula:

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According to the notifications provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations no hazards have been classified.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 100 000 - 1 000 000 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: adhesives and sealants and lubricants and greases.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites, in the production of articles and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use, outdoor use resulting in inclusion into or onto a materials (e.g. binding agent in paints and coatings or adhesives), indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters), outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids), outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) and 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).

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in the production of articles, in processing aids at industrial sites and industrial abrasion processing with low release rate (e.g. cutting of textile, cutting, machining or grinding of metal).
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials), outdoor use resulting in inclusion into or onto a materials (e.g. binding agent in paints and coatings or adhesives), 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 indoor use.
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles and machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical/electronic products (e.g. computers, cameras, lamps, refrigerators, washing machines).
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), rubber (e.g. tyres, shoes, toys), fabrics, textiles and apparel (e.g. clothing, mattress, curtains or carpets, textile toys), metal (e.g. cutlery, pots, toys, jewellery), paper (e.g. tissues, feminine hygiene products, nappies, books, magazines, wallpaper), wood (e.g. floors, furniture, toys), plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones) and leather (e.g. gloves, shoes, purses, furniture).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: coating products, adhesives and sealants, non-metal-surface treatment products, pH regulators and water treatment products, fertilisers, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), lubricants and greases, metal working fluids, plant protection products and fuels.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging, building & construction work and mining.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: machinery and vehicles and fabricated metal products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites and in the production of articles.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use, 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 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).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, fuels, lubricants and greases, extraction agents, coating products, non-metal-surface treatment products, adhesives and sealants, polymers and metal working fluids.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites and in the production of articles.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use, outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, extraction agents, polymers, lubricants and greases, coating products, fuels, adhesives and sealants and non-metal-surface treatment products.
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, mining and building & construction work.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, machinery and vehicles, rubber products, mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement) and fabricated metal products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites and in the production of articles.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials), outdoor use and 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).

Manufacture

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

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