Perchloroethylene; tetrachloroethylene

CAS Number
Perchloroethylene; tetrachloroethylene
SIN Groups
(Poly)halogenated alkenes
Reason for inclusion on the SIN List
Perchloroethylene is an endocrine disruptor affecting several body functions including reproduction, development, neurological function and kidneys. It is categorized as an endocrine disruptor in the EU Commission EDC database.
Date for inclusion on the SIN List
2011 May
REACH status, appears on
Source: ECHA
CoRAP list
Registration information
Source: ECHA
Full registration
Hazard class and category code(s)
Source: ECHA
Carc. 2
Aquatic Chronic 2

Chemical information

Perc; tetrachloroethylene
EC number
Hazard statement code(s)
Source: ECHA
Registered production volume
Source: ECHA
100000 - 1000000 tonnes per annum
(Bio)monitoring data
Elevated blood levels in neighbours to dry-cleaners 
Possible uses
Source: HSDB;
Textiles: dry-cleaning & for processing & finishing used in both cold cleaning & vapor degreasing of metals in heat-exchange fluids, Aerosol component, silicones, electric transformers , In typewriter correction fluids, rubber coatings, solvent soaps, printing inks, adhesives, sealants, polishes, lubricants, and shoe polishes.
Technical function of substances
Source: HSDB;
Dry cleaning solvent, carrier, intermediate, heat-exchange fluid, scouring agen, dezsizing agent, insulating fluid, cooling gas
Registered use(s) - Environmental Release Category (ERC)
Source: ECHA
ERC  7: Industrial use of substances in closed systems
ERC 1: Manufacture of substances
ERC 2: Formulation of preparations
ERC 4: Industrial use of processing aids in processes and products, not becoming part of articles
ERC 6a: Industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates)
ERC 8a: Wide dispersive indoor use of processing aids in open systems
ERC 8d: Wide dispersive outdoor use of processing aids in open systems
Registered use(s) - Process Category (PROC)
Source: ECHA
PROC 10: Roller application or brushing
PROC 13: Treatment of articles by dipping and pouring
PROC 15: Use as laboratory reagent
PROC 1: Use in closed process, no likelihood of exposure
PROC 2: Use in closed, continuous  process with occasional controlled exposure
PROC 3: Use in closed batch process (synthesis or formulation)
PROC 4: Use in batch and other process (synthesis) where opportunity for exposure arises
PROC 6: Calendering operations
PROC 7: Industrial spraying
PROC 8a: Transfer of substance or preparation (charging/discharging) from/to vessels/large containers at non-dedicated facilities
PROC 8b: Transfer of substance or preparation (charging/discharging) from/to vessels/large containers at dedicated facilities
PROC 9: Transfer of substance or preparation into small containers (dedicated filling line, including weighing)


Company Group
Company Name

ALLCHEM INDUSTRIES INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS GROUP, INC, 6010 Nw 1st Pl, Gainesville, Alachua, 32607, FL, , USA


Avantor Performance Materials Poland S.A., Sowińskiego 11 44-100 Gliwice, , Poland

Banner Chemicals Group

Banner Chemicals Ltd, Hampton Court Manor Park, WA7 1TU, Runcorn Cheshire, United Kingdom


DOW DEUTSCHLAND ANLAGENGESELLSCHAFT mbH, Am Kronberger Hang 4, D-65824, Schwalbach, Germany


LORD CORPORATION, 111 Lord Dr, Cary, Wake, 27511, NC, , USA

LORD Germany GMBH, Ottostrasse 28,41836, Hueckelhoven North Rhine - Westphalia, Germany

MAK Chemicals

MAK CHEMICALS INC, 90 Dayton Ave, Passaic, Passaic, 07055, NJ, , USA

Nedastra Holding

Blue Cube Netherlands B.V. – OR1, Herbert H. Dowweg 5 (P.O. Box 48, 4530 AA Terneuzen, the Netherlands), 4542 NM, Hoek, Netherlands

BLUE CUBE OPERATIONS LLC - PLAQUEMINE SITE, 21255 Highway 1 S, Plaquemine, Iberville, 707650150, LA, , USA

Occidental Petroleum

OCCIDENTAL CHEMICAL CORP GEISMAR PLANT, 8318 Ashland Road, Geismar, Ascension, 70734-3513, LA, , USA

Olin Corporation

OLIN BLUE CUBE, FREEPORT, TX, 2301 N. Brazosport Blvd., Freeport, Brazoria, 77541, TX, , USA

OLIN CORPORATION, 190 Carondelet Plz, Clayton, St. Louis, 63105, MO, , USA

Royal Dutch Shell

CRC INDUSTRIES INC, 885 Louis Drive, Warminster, Bucks, 18974-2869, PA, , USA


INOVYN France S.A.S., RUE DE CLICHY 25,75009, PARIS, France

SOLVAY USA INC, 504 Carnegie Ctr, Princeton, Mercer, 08540, NJ, , USA


SOLVENTS & CHEMICALS, 4704 Shank Rd., Pearland, Brazoria, 77581, TX, , USA

Spolchemie Group

CHS Epi, a.s., Revolu?ní 1930/6,40032, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic


Superior Oil Company, Inc., 1402 N. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, Marion, 46202, IN, , USA


TARR INCORPORATED, 2429 N. Borthwick, Portland, Multnomah, 97227-1704, OR, , USA


TRANSCHEM CORPORATE, 2141 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, San Diego, 92011, CA, , USA

Tricon Energy Group

TRICON INTERNATIONAL, LTD, 777 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 550, Houston, Harris, 77056, TX, , USA


TRInternational INc, 600 Stewart Street, Seattle, King, 98101, WA, , USA


UNITED REFINING COMPANY, 15 Bradley Street, Warren, Warren, 16365, PA, , USA


UNIVAR USA INC, 17411 Ne Union Hill Rd., Redmond, King, 98052, WA, , USA


WEGO CHEMICAL & MINERAL CORP, 239 Great Neck Road, Great Neck, Nassau, 11021-3301, NY, , USA

Westlake Chemical

AXIALL CORPORATION, 1300 Ppg Drive, Westlake, Calcasieu, 70669, LA, , USA

Source: ECHA