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Copper [Cu]

In May 2005, the copper industry, under the leadership of the European Copper Institute (ECI), presented a Voluntary Risk Assessment for copper to the European authorities. After extensive review, including endorsement from the EU’s Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risk (SCHER), this comprehensive dossier was accepted in April 2008.

The dossier covered over 90% of the information necessary to complete the Chemical Safety Report and Hazard Classification requirements for copper under REACH.

ECI member companies also worked on identifying an inventory of intermediates, linked to the production of copper, which also required registration.

Based on these, ECI led the formation of a broad industry Consortium, which held its first General Assembly on February 26th 2008. Since then, the Consortium successfully completed the required Joint Submission dossiers and helped its members meet their November 30th 2010 registration deadlines. Click here for more information.

ECI's Consortium remains open to new members, or to Letter of Access customers. This reduces the cost and effort for all companies to meet their individual legal entity registrations.

 A separate entity has been leading a consortium for copper compounds.

Copper consortium Factsheet

Name Formula EINECS CAS Contact Point
Copper Cu 231-159-6 7440-50-6 eurocopper.org
Removal cathodes   273-720-8 69012-20-0 eurocopper.org
Spent anodes   273-719-2 69012-19-7 eurocopper.org
Cu blister   n.a. n.a. eurocopper.org
Cu anode   n.a. n.a. eurocopper.org
Cu matte   266-967-8 67711-91-5 eurocopper.org
Cu-Pb matte   305-422-1 94551-74-3 eurocopper.org
White Cu matte   n.a. n.a. eurocopper.org
Cu cement   266-96'-1 67711-88-0 eurocopper.org
Black Cu   n.a. n.a. eurocopper.org
Slimes & Sludges from Cu production   266-972-5 67711-95-9 eurocopper.org
Slimes & Sludges from Cu production   305-433-1 94551-87-8 eurocopper.org
Slimes & Sludges from Cu production   310-062-3 102110-61-2 eurocopper.org
Slimes & Sludges from Cu production   295-859-3 92129-57-2 eurocopper.org
Slimes & Sludges from Cu production   273-717-1 69012-17-5 eurocopper.org
Slimes & Sludges from Cu production   309-772-6 100995-81-1 eurocopper.org
Speiss Cu   273-836-9 69029-97-6 eurocopper.org
Cu slags Slags not used in construction works 266-968-3 67711-92-6 eurocopper.org
Cu slags Slags not used in construction works 266-969-9 67711-93-7 eurocopper.org
Cu slags Slags not used in construction works 266-970-4 67711-94-8 eurocopper.org
Cu slags Slags not used in construction works 273-718-7 69012-18-6 eurocopper.org
Cu slags - product Slags sold for construction works n.a. n.a. eurocopper.org
Cu slags, fabricators   273-744-9 69012-45-9 eurocopper.org
Flue dusts   266-966-2 67711-90-4 eurocopper.org
Flue dusts   302-676-5 94114-41-7 eurocopper.org
Flue dusts   12310-069 102110-62-3 eurocopper.org
Spent electrolyte demetalized   273-716-6 69012-16-4 eurocopper.org
Electrolyte, Black acid, White acid   273-752-2 69012-54-0 eurocopper.org
Weak acid   n.a. n.a. eurocopper.org
Copper Compounds   various various  

Last page update: 4 July 2018