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Ethane-1,2-diol

EC / List no.: 203-473-3

CAS no.: 107-21-1

Mol. formula: C2H6O2

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GHS07: Health hazard

Warning! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance is harmful if swallowed.

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: textile treatment products and dyes, washing & cleaning products, coating products, inks and toners, non-metal-surface treatment products, leather treatment products, polishes and waxes, adhesives and sealants, polymers, heat transfer fluids, hydraulic fluids, anti-freeze products and biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products).
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use, indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners), indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance and in processing aids at industrial sites.
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).
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), machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical/electronic products e.g. refrigerators, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, computers, telephones, drills, saws, smoke detectors, thermostats, radiators, large-scale stationary industrial tools) and electrical batteries and accumulators.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: inks and toners, laboratory chemicals, coating products, pH regulators and water treatment products and polymers.
This substance is used in the following areas: scientific research and development, agriculture, forestry and fishing, printing and recorded media reproduction and health services.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use, indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners), indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: adhesives and sealants, water treatment chemicals, adsorbents, polymers and textile treatment products and dyes.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials, for thermoplastic manufacture, in the production of articles, in processing aids at industrial sites, manufacturing of the substance, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), as processing aid, as processing aid and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: textile treatment products and dyes, laboratory chemicals, polymers, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, heat transfer fluids and washing & cleaning products.
This substance is used in the following areas: mining.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, of substances in closed systems with minimal release, for thermoplastic manufacture, formulation in materials, in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), formulation of mixtures and manufacturing of the substance.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, in processing aids at industrial sites, as processing aid, formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials, in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), as processing aid, for thermoplastic manufacture and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

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