Substance Information

Bismuth

EC / List no.: 231-177-4

CAS no.: 7440-69-9

Mol. formula: Bi

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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 1 000 - 10 000 tonnes per year.

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

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

Consumer Uses

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles, formulation in materials, formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites, of substances in closed systems with minimal release and manufacturing of the substance.
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).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles, electrical batteries and accumulators 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: metal (e.g. cutlery, pots, toys, jewellery), stone, plaster, cement, glass or ceramic (e.g. dishes, pots/pans, food storage containers, construction and isolation material), wood (e.g. floors, furniture, toys) and plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: metals, welding & soldering products, metal surface treatment products, coating products, inks and toners and polymers.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: fabricated metal products, metals, electrical, electronic and optical equipment, machinery and vehicles and mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement).
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles and formulation in materials.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use and indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: metals, welding & soldering products, coating products, laboratory chemicals 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 in materials, formulation of mixtures, of substances in closed systems with minimal release, in processing aids at industrial sites, in the production of articles, for thermoplastic manufacture and as processing aid.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: metals, coating products, metal surface treatment products, welding & soldering products, laboratory chemicals and polymers.
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: metals, fabricated metal products, chemicals, electrical, electronic and optical equipment and machinery and vehicles.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles, of substances in closed systems with minimal release, formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites, for thermoplastic manufacture, as processing aid and formulation in materials.

Manufacture

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

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