Reason for inclusion on the SIN List
Nonylphenol etoxilates are categorized as endocrine disruptors (cat 1), they are the precursors of Nonyl phenol which is a persistent and bio-accumulative substance. It has been found in the environment.
Date for inclusion on the SIN List
REACH status, appears on
Authorisation list (annex XIV)
Hazard class and category code(s)
No harmonized CLP classification
Yes, Alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs), including nonylphenolethoxylate, have been detected in air, water (incl. drinking water, rivers, coastal seawaters), marshlands, marine and estuarine sediments, soil and biota (eg. benthic invertebrates), sewage sludges.
Source: KEMi 2007; ERMA (2001)
Textile, paper and pulp processing, paints, resins, protective coatings, detergents, veterinary medicines, pesticides, steel manufacturing, consumer products like cosmetics, cleaners, paints.; Glue, textile, paper, cosmetics, detergents, paints.
Technical function of substances
Source: KEMi 2007
Emulsifier, surfactant, dispersing and wetting agent