Zinc Oxide (215-222-5)
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Generic Exposure Scenarios

  1. Zinc oxide manufacture covering
  2. Zinc oxide formulation generic covering
  3. Manufacturing of other zinc compounds
  4. Laboratory reagent
  5. As component for solid blends & matrices
  6. As component for production of dispersions, pastes and other viscous matrices
  7. DU of ZnO-containing solid preparations
  8. DU of ZnO-containing liquid & pasty preparations

Identified uses/categories of uses

  1. Chemicals/applications
    • Component for production of inorganic zinc compound
    • Electrogalvanizing
    • Electroplating
    • Zinc production by electrowinning
    • Laboratory reagent
    • Zinc production by pyrometallurgy
    • Zinc oxide production & refining
    • Component for production of organic zinc compounds
  2. Pigments, paints and coatings
    • Component for production of Inorganic pigments
    • Component for production of Coatings / paints, inks, enamels, varnishes / Use of ZnO-containing paints & coatings
    • Use of ZnO-containing antifouling paints 
    • Artists supply: Use of ZnO-containing paints & coatings
    • Component for Paper coating / Use of ZnO-containing paper coatings
    • Component for Textile & leather coating / treatment / Use of ZnO-containing textile & leather coatings
    • Substrate preparation: sanding of surfaces between application of coatings
  3. Inorganic matrices
    • Additive / component for production of ceramics
    • Additive /component for production of frits
    • Use of ZnO-containing glazes and glassy thin film coatings
    • Additive for the production of Friction agents / Use of ZnO-containing friction agents: Brake pads
    • Additive / component for production of glass
    • Surface treatment of flat glass
    • Use of ZnO-containing glass & ceramics in dinnerware
  4. Electric & electronic equipment
    • Use of ZnO-containing glass in displays
    • Use of ZnO-containing glassy thin film coatings
    • Additive in the manufacturing of electronic components
    • Additive in the manufacturing of ferrites
    • Additive in the manufacturing of varistors
    • ZnO in electrotechnical contact material
    • Batteries/Fuel cells
  5. Organic matrices
    • Component for production of rubber, resins and related preparations
    • Use of ZnO-containing rubber for tyres
    • Use of ZnO-containing rubber and other resins for medical devices and applications
    • Component for polymer-matrices, plastics and related preparations
    • Use of ZnO-containing polymers for floor, wall coverings and similar preparations
    • Use of ZnO-containing polymers for cable protecting & isolating coatings
    • Use of ZnO-containing polymers for tube &sheet articles
    • Use of ZnO-containing polymers for moulded articles
    • Use of ZnO-containing plastic thin films coatings
  6. ZnO As additive
    • Additive for the production of Sealants / Adhesives / Mastics / Use of ZnO-containing Sealants / Adhesives / Mastics
    • Additive for the production of Lubricants / Grease / Metal working fluids / Use of ZnO-containing Lubricants / Grease / Metal working fluids
    • Additive for the production of Polishes / wax blends / Use of ZnO-containing Polishes/ wax blends
    • Use of ZnO-containing catalysts
    • Use of ZnO-containing adsorbents
    • Additive for production of de-icing products / Use of ZnO-containing de-icing products
    • Additive for ther production of pyrotechnic products / Use of ZnO-containing pyrotechnic products
  7. Health/Consumer goods
    • Additive for the formulation of nutrition additives
    • Additive for the formulation of animal feedstuffs
    • Additive for the formulation of biocidal products / Use of ZnO-containing biocidal products
    • Additive for the formulation of cleaning products / Use of ZnO-containing cleaning products
    • Additive for the formulation of fertilizers / Use of ZnO-containing fertilizer's formulations
    • Additive in the formulation of cosmetics / Use of cosmetics
    • Additive in dentistry products
    • Additive in the formulation of pharma / veterinary products / Use of pharma / veterinary products


If your use is not in the list, please contact us to report it.The list of uses with descriptors of use can be dowloaded from the link below. However, they appear as they were discussed and potentially updated in the "old" IUCLID format. In the new 5.4 IUCLID, entries would have to be revised (compatibility of ERCs in the different sections).
 

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