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NB: Registration status and tonnage

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Sodium benzoate

EC / List no.: 208-534-8

CAS no.: 532-32-1

Mol. formula: C7H5NaO2

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Warning! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance causes serious eye irritation.

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 10 000 to < 100 000 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.

Biocidal Uses

This substance is approved in the EEA and/or Switzerland for use in biocidal products more favourable for the environment, human or animal health. It is an authorised food additive.

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: cosmetics and personal care products, plant protection products, coating products, perfumes and fragrances and washing & cleaning products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid and outdoor use as processing aid.

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: industrial abrasion processing with low release rate (e.g. cutting of textile, cutting, machining or grinding of metal) and of articles where the substances are not intended to be released and where the conditions of use do not promote release.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: 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)), indoor use in long-life materials with high release rate (e.g. release from fabrics, textiles during washing, removal of indoor paints), 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) and outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials).
This substance can be found in products with material based on: plastic used for packaging (excluding food packaging), paper used for packaging (excluding food packaging) and plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones).
This substance is intended to be released from: packaging material for metal parts (releasing grease/corrosion inhibitors).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: cosmetics and personal care products, plant protection products, laboratory chemicals, washing & cleaning products, metal surface treatment products, coating products, metal working fluids, water treatment chemicals and oil and gas exploration or production products.
This substance is used in the following areas: agriculture, forestry and fishing, health services and scientific research and development.
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 as processing aid.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: coating products, cosmetics and personal care products, polymers, pharmaceuticals, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, finger paints and washing & cleaning products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, adhesives and sealants, laboratory chemicals, water treatment chemicals and cosmetics and personal care products.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: plastic products, chemicals and pulp, paper and paper products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles, in processing aids at industrial sites, as processing aid and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Manufacture

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

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