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Potassium formate

EC / List no.: 209-677-9

CAS no.: 590-29-4

Mol. formula: CHKO2

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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 10 000 - 100 000 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, heat transfer fluids, water treatment chemicals and fertilisers.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use and indoor use as reactive substance.

Article service life

Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use as processing aid.
ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or into which articles the substance might have been processed.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: heat transfer fluids, anti-freeze products, water treatment chemicals and laboratory chemicals.
This substance is used in the following areas: mining and agriculture, forestry and fishing.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use, indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters), outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids) and indoor use as reactive substance.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: water treatment chemicals, heat transfer fluids, anti-freeze products and lubricants and greases.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials and in processing aids at industrial sites.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use as processing aid.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: heat transfer fluids, anti-freeze products, lubricants and greases and water treatment chemicals.
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, formulation of mixtures and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use as processing aid, indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Manufacture

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

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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