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Kieselguhr, soda ash flux-calcined

EC / List no.: 272-489-0

CAS no.: 68855-54-9

Mol. formula: O2Si

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Danger! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

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: coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, finger paints, washing & cleaning products and water treatment chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance and 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 and 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)).

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.
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) and outdoor use.
This substance can be found in products with material based on: rubber (e.g. tyres, shoes, 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: washing & cleaning products, polymers, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, adsorbents, coating products, pH regulators and water treatment products, metal working fluids, laboratory chemicals, pharmaceuticals, heat transfer fluids, hydraulic fluids and lubricants and greases.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging and health services.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, plastic products, rubber products and mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement).
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites, manufacturing of the substance, of substances in closed systems with minimal release and formulation in materials.
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) and outdoor use.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: adsorbents, metal surface treatment products, pH regulators and water treatment products, metal working fluids and washing & cleaning 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, as processing aid and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: adsorbents, metal surface treatment products, pH regulators and water treatment products, metal working fluids, washing & cleaning products, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, finger paints 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: chemicals, food products, wood and wood products, pulp, paper and paper products, metals and machinery and vehicles.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, as processing aid, manufacturing of the substance, formulation of mixtures and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites, as processing aid and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

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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