Substance Information

Zinc

EC / List no.: 231-175-3

CAS no.: 7440-66-6

Mol. formula: Zn

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GHS09: Hazardous to the Environment

Warning! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance is very toxic to aquatic life and is very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

This substance is covered by several Harmonised Classifications and Labelling's (CLH) entries approved by the European Union. Differentiating between the different CLH's entries requires manual verification. To know more about the CLH please visit the C&L Inventory.

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 1 000 000 to < 10 000 000 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: metals, welding & soldering products, coating products, inks and toners, metal surface treatment products and finger paints.
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.

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: outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials), 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) and outdoor use.
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical/electronic products (e.g. computers, cameras, lamps, refrigerators, washing machines), vehicles and electrical batteries and accumulators.
This substance can be found in products with material based on: metal (e.g. cutlery, pots, toys, jewellery).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: metals, coating products, metal surface treatment products, inks and toners, welding & soldering products, laboratory chemicals, finger paints and lubricants and greases.
This substance is used in the following areas: building & construction work, formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging and mining.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: metals, fabricated metal products, furniture, chemicals, machinery and vehicles and electrical, electronic and optical equipment.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.
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 in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials), 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.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: metals and metal surface treatment products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in the production of articles, manufacturing of the substance and formulation in materials.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: metals and metal surface treatment products.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: metals, fabricated metal products, chemicals, machinery and vehicles and electrical, electronic and optical equipment.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles, formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials, manufacturing of the substance, in processing aids at industrial sites and as processing aid.
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).

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 and in processing aids at industrial sites.

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