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seeba Fact Sheet
Chromium VI : Cas Number 18540-29-9

 

The fact sheet is generated by materials/substance legislation compliance software produced by PlesTech Ltd.,

Substance: Chromium (VI) (Cr+6+6) - Metal

Physical Properties

Atomic / Molecular weight = 52
Density = 7.14 gm/cc
Melting temperature = 1875°C
Boiling point = 2680°C
Chromium (VI) is normally economic to recycle


Toxicity

Carcinogen. Breathing high levels of chromium(VI) can cause irritation to the nose, such as runny nose,
nose bleeds, and ulcers and holes in the nasal septum. Ingesting large amounts of chromium(VI) can cause
stomach upsets and ulcers, convulsions, kidney and liver damage, and even death. Skin contact with
certain chromium(VI) compounds can cause skin ulcers. Some people are extremely sensitive to chromium
(VI)


Applications

Used in chrome plating of metals, pigments, leather tanning, wood preservatives, and heat resistant
furnace bricks.


Legislation:

EU: 2002/95/EC - Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic
equipment (Europe)
Banned above threshold. Threshold 0.1% of homogeneous material
Notes: Applies from July 2006. Exemptions exist.

EU: 94/62/EC - Packaging and packaging waste (Europe)
Banned above threshold. Threshold 0.01% of packaging part
Notes: Sum of concentration levels of lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium present in
packaging or packaging components

US: TPCH - TPCH Toxics in Packaging Legislation (US)
Banned above threshold. Threshold 0.01% of packaging part
Notes: Sum of concentration levels of lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium present in
packaging or packaging components . Banned Intentionally added.

EU: 2000/53/EC - End-of-life Vehicles (Europe)
Banned above threshold. Threshold 0.1% of homogeneous material
Notes: Vehicles directive.


Specifications:

Joint Industry Guide - Joint Industry Guide: Material Composition Declaration Guide (Global)
Report above threshold. Threshold 0.1% of homogeneous material
Notes: Or intentionally added.

VDA-List 232-101 - VDA Materials Declaration List for IMDS (Global)
Banned above threshold. Threshold 0.1% of homogeneous material
Notes: Used for reporting into the IMDS automotive database

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