Substance Information

NB: Registration status and tonnage

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Boron

EC / List no.: 231-151-2

CAS no.: 7440-42-8

Mol. formula: B

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According to the notifications provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations no hazards have been classified.

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 1 to < 10 tonnes per annum.

This substance is used in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing and at industrial sites.

This substance is used in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing and at industrial sites.

Consumer Uses

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

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 industrial abrasion processing with high release rate (e.g. sanding operations or paint stripping by shot-blasting).
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) and 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).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles, machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical/electronic products (e.g. computers, cameras, lamps, refrigerators, washing machines) and electrical batteries and accumulators.
This substance can be found in products with material based on: metal (e.g. cutlery, pots, toys, jewellery).
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: welding & soldering products.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: metals.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use and indoor use.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: metals, welding & soldering products, metal surface treatment products, non-metal-surface treatment products, inks and toners, laboratory chemicals and polymers.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and formulation in materials.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: metals, metal surface treatment products and welding & soldering products.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging and scientific research and development.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: metals, machinery and vehicles and fabricated metal 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 an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and as processing aid.

Manufacture

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

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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