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Fatty acids, C16-18, C16-18-alkyl esters

EC / List no.: 306-797-4

CAS no.: 97404-33-6

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 registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 1 000 to < 10 000 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: lubricants and greases, coating products, polishes and waxes, polymers, washing & cleaning products and adhesives and sealants.
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), 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)) 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 in materials, 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 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)).
This substance can be found in products with material based on: rubber (e.g. tyres, shoes, toys).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: lubricants and greases, metal working fluids, coating products, washing & cleaning products, heat transfer fluids, hydraulic fluids, inks and toners and water treatment chemicals.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging, printing and recorded media reproduction and municipal supply (e.g. electricity, steam, gas, water) and sewage treatment.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, food products and textile, leather or fur.
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 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: polymers, cosmetics and personal care products, perfumes and fragrances, pharmaceuticals and lubricants and greases.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation in materials, formulation of mixtures 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 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)) 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).

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, lubricants and greases, metal working fluids, coating products and inks and toners.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: plastic products, rubber products and chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, in the production of articles, formulation in materials and as processing aid.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: 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)).

Manufacture

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

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