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Acetone

EC / List no.: 200-662-2

CAS no.: 67-64-1

Mol. formula: C3H6O

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GHS02: Flammable GHS07: Health hazard

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance is a highly flammable liquid and vapour, causes serious eye irritation and may cause drowsiness or dizziness.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 1 000 000 - 10 000 000 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: anti-freeze products, coating products, lubricants and greases, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, adhesives and sealants, finger paints, non-metal-surface treatment products, washing & cleaning products, air care products and polishes and waxes.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use and indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners).

Article service life

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) 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).
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: plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones), fabrics, textiles and apparel (e.g. clothing, mattress, curtains or carpets, textile toys), rubber (e.g. tyres, shoes, toys), fabrics, textiles and apparel used for furniture & furnishings, including furniture coverings (e.g. sofa covers, car seat covers, fabric chair, hammock) and plastic used for furniture & furnishings, including furniture coverings.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), coating products, polymers, washing & cleaning products, adhesives and sealants and laboratory chemicals.
This substance is used in the following areas: mining, scientific research and development and agriculture, forestry and fishing.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, plastic products, machinery and vehicles, wood and wood products, pulp, paper and paper products, fabricated metal products, electrical, electronic and optical equipment and furniture.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use and indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: laboratory chemicals, adhesives and sealants, lubricants and greases, anti-freeze products, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, finger paints, fertilisers, non-metal-surface treatment products, plant protection products, pharmaceuticals, photo-chemicals, polishes and waxes, polymers, washing & cleaning products, welding & soldering products and cosmetics and personal care products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, manufacturing of the substance, in processing aids at industrial sites and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: washing & cleaning products, laboratory chemicals, photo-chemicals, cosmetics and personal care products, pharmaceuticals, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), polymers and coating products.
This substance is used in the following areas: mining.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, machinery and vehicles, electrical, electronic and optical equipment, plastic products, furniture and pulp, paper and paper products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, as processing aid, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and in the production of articles.

Manufacture

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

The InfoCard summarises the non-confidential data on substances as held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including data provided by third parties. The InfoCard is automatically generated. Information requirements under different legislative frameworks may therefore not be up–to–date or complete. Substance manufacturers and importers are responsible for consulting official publications. This InfoCard is covered by the ECHA Legal Disclaimer.

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