Substance Information

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 registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 1 000 000 to < 10 000 000 tonnes 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: coating products, anti-freeze products, lubricants and greases, adhesives and sealants, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, non-metal-surface treatment products, washing & cleaning products, finger paints, polishes and waxes and air care products.
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: 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), outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) 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)).
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), plastic used for furniture & furnishings, including furniture coverings and fabrics, textiles and apparel used for furniture & furnishings, including furniture coverings (e.g. sofa covers, car seat covers, fabric chair, hammock).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), coating products, washing & cleaning products, polymers, laboratory chemicals and adhesives and sealants.
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, fabricated metal products, electrical, electronic and optical equipment, pulp, paper and paper products 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: adhesives and sealants, laboratory chemicals, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, lubricants and greases, plant protection products, pharmaceuticals, polishes and waxes, washing & cleaning 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), coating products and polymers.
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, furniture, plastic products 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.

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