Substance Information

NB: Registration status and tonnage

  • The REACH Registered substance portal was updated on 9th November 2020; the REACH registered factsheets were further updated on 21st December 2020. Details of the improvements can be found at Dissemination Platform Updates. Reprocessing the entire dataset is ongoing since 21 December 2020. ECHA is making all possible efforts to synchronise the registration status and tonnage with the shortest delay.
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Fumes, silica

EC / List no.: 273-761-1

CAS no.: 69012-64-2

Mol. formula:

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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 ≥ 100 000 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: adhesives and sealants.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use.

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation in materials, in the production of articles and for thermoplastic manufacture.
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), vehicles and electrical batteries and accumulators.
This substance can be found in products with material based on: rubber (e.g. tyres, shoes, toys), fabrics, textiles and apparel (e.g. clothing, mattress, curtains or carpets, textile toys), paper (e.g. tissues, feminine hygiene products, nappies, books, magazines, wallpaper), stone, plaster, cement, glass or ceramic (e.g. dishes, pots/pans, food storage containers, construction and isolation material) and plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, adhesives and sealants, coating products, metals, polymers and washing & cleaning products.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging and building & construction work.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: metals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles, formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials, in processing aids at industrial sites, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), as processing aid and for thermoplastic manufacture.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use and outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay and pH regulators and water treatment products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation in materials, in the production of articles and formulation of mixtures.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, fertilisers and pH regulators and water treatment products.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: mining and agriculture, forestry and fishing.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement), rubber products, plastic products and chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation in materials and in the production of articles.
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)).

Manufacture

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

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