Chlorinated paraffins (CPs)

CAS Number
Chlorinated paraffins (CPs)
SIN Groups
(Poly)halogenated alkanes
Reason for inclusion on the SIN List
For chlorinated paraffins (CPs) carcinogenic effects have been reported and several congeners are identified PBT and endocrine disruptors (SCCPs) or likely PBT/vPvBs. They are ubiquitously found in biomonitoring studies, including in human breast milk and tissues.
Date for inclusion on the SIN List
2008 September
Registration information
Source: ECHA
Full registration
Hazard class and category code(s)
Source: ECHA
No harmonized CLP classification

Chemical information

EC number
Registered production volume
Source: ECHA
10000 - 100000 tonnes per annum
(Bio)monitoring data
Yes, in marine and freshwater sediments, waste water plant emissions, water, soil, air, aquatic and terrestrial biota. In food (highest levels in fats and oils, followed by fish and seafood), in human breast milk.; In Arctic and North Sea fish and seabirds; In sewage sludge, household waste.; In human liver, kidneys and adipose tissue.
Possible uses
Source:, Bayen et al 2006, ERMA, Santos et al 2006; van der Gon et al 2007; (1) HSDB; (2) Chlorinated paraffin. MSDS; (3) Kirk-Othmer
Lubricants, metal working fluids, fillers, coating materials; in PVC plastics (primarily used in wallpapers, floor coverings, cables, leisure time and travel articles), paints (road marking paints, marine paints), rubber, sealants, caulks and adhesives (plasticizer and flame retardant, water repellent) (1). In textiles (flame retardant), leather (as components of fat liquors for leather treatment); in carbonless copying paper (as solvents) (3)
Technical function of substances
Source:, Bayen et al 2006, van der Gon et al 2007; (2) Chlorinated paraffin. MSDS; (3) Kirk-Othmer; (4) IPCS INCHEM 1996
Plasticizer (PVC, chlorinated rubber, bituminous coatings, paints and sealant formulations) (2); flame retardant (paints, plastics, textiles), solvent (3). C10-13 � plasticizer for PVC plastics; sealants; (appr 70%) flame retardants for rubber and soft plastics); C14-17 � extreme pressure additives, a plasticizer for plastics; in sealants;C18-30 � (appr. 70%) flame retardants for rigid plastics such as polyesters and polystyrene; C> 20 � plasticizer for PVC plastics (4)
Registered use(s) - Sector End Use (SU)
Source: ECHA
SU 11: Manufacture of rubber products
SU 12: Manufacture of plastics products, including compounding and conversion
SU 15: Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
SU 16: Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products, electrical equipment
SU 17: General manufacturing, e.g. machinery, equipment, vehicles, other transport equipment
SU 18: Manufacture of furniture
SU 19: Building and construction work
SU 5: Manufacture of textiles, leather, fur
Registered use(s) - Chemical Product category (PC)
Source: ECHA
PC 18: Ink and toners
PC 1: Adhesives, sealants
PC 23: Leather tanning, dye, finishing, impregnation and care products
PC 24: Lubricants, greases, release products
PC 25: Metal working fluids
PC 26: Paper and board dye, finishing and impregnation products: including bleaches and other processing aids
PC 32: Polymer preparations and compounds
PC 34: Textile dyes, finishing and impregnating products
including bleaches and other processing aids
PC 9a: Coatings and paints, thinners, paint removes
PC 9b: Fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay
Registered use(s) - Article category (AC)
Source: ECHA
AC 10: Rubber articles
AC 2: Machinery, mechanical appliances, electrical/electronic articles
AC 6: Leather articles
AC 8: Paper articles
Registered use(s) - Environmental Release Category (ERC)
Source: ECHA
ERC  7: Industrial use of substances in closed systems
ERC 10a: Wide dispersive outdoor use of long-life articles and materials with low release
ERC 11a: Wide dispersive indoor use of long-life articles and materials with low release
ERC 1: Manufacture of substances
ERC 2: Formulation of preparations
ERC 3: Formulation in materials
ERC 4: Industrial use of processing aids in processes and products, not becoming part of articles
ERC 5: Industrial use resulting in inclusion into or onto a matrix
ERC 6a: Industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates)
ERC 6b: Industrial use of reactive processing aids
ERC 6c: Industrial use of monomers for manufacture of thermoplastics
ERC 6d: Industrial use of  process regulators for polymerisation processes in  production of resins, rubbers, polymers
ERC 8a: Wide dispersive indoor use of processing aids in open systems
ERC 9a: Wide dispersive indoor use of substances in closed systems
ERC 9b: Wide dispersive outdoor use of substances in closed systems
Registered use(s) - Process Category (PROC)
Source: ECHA
PROC 10: Roller application or brushing
PROC 11: Non industrial spraying
PROC 12: Use of blowing agents in manufacture of foam
PROC 13: Treatment of articles by dipping and pouring
PROC 14: Production of preparations or articles by tabletting, compression, extrusion, pelletisation
PROC 15: Use as laboratory reagent
PROC 17: Lubrication at high energy conditions and in partly open process
PROC 18: Greasing at high energy conditions
PROC 19: Hand-mixing with intimate contact and only PPE available.
PROC 1: Use in closed process, no likelihood of exposure
PROC 21: Low energy manipulation of substances bound in materials and/or articles
PROC 23: Open processing and transfer operations with minerals/metals at elevated temperature
PROC 24: High (mechanical) energy work-up of substances bound in materials and/or articles
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 5: Mixing or blending in batch processes for formulation of preparations and articles (multistage and/or significant contact)
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

BLASER SWISSLUBE, 31 Hatfield Lane, Westgate Industrial Park, Goshen, Orange, 10924, NY, , USA

Caffaro Finanziaria Group

CAFFARO INDUSTRIE S.P.A, piazzale Marinotti 1,33050, Torviscosa (UDINE), Italy


CHEMSPEC, LTD., 1559 Corporate Woods Pkwy, Uniontown, Stark, 44685, OH, , USA

Esseco Group


ICC Industries

DOVER CHEMICAL - HAMMOND WORKS, 3000 Sheffield Ave, Hammond, Lake, 46327, IN, , USA

DOVER CHEMICAL CORP, 3676 Davis Road North West, Dover, Tuscarawas, 44622-9771, OH, , USA

ICC CHEMICAL CORPORATION, 460 Park Avenue, New York, New York, 10022-1906, NY, , USA

ICC Industries B.V., Hoogoorddreef 9, Afrikagebouw NL-1101 Amsterdam, , Netherlands


INEOS CHLOR AMERICA, INC., 2036 Foulk Road, Suite 204, Wilmington, New Castle, 19810-3650, DE, , USA



Leuna-Tenside GmbH, Am Haupttor Bau 7302,6237, Leuna, Germany


MAROON GROUP LLC, 1390 Jaycox Rd, Avon, Lorain, 44011, OH, , USA


PETRO-CANADA AMERICA LUBRICANTS INC., 980 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, Cook County, 60611, IL, , USA


Carboline Company, 2150 Schuetz Road, Saint Louis, Saint Louis, 63146, MO, , USA

Service Provider

Chemical Inspection & Regulation Service Limited, Singleton House, Laurence Street, Co. Louth, Drogheda, Ireland

NetSun EU B.V., Blaak 40, Fifth floor, 3011 TA, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Soyventis North America

SOYVENTIS NORTH AMERICA LLC, 100 Town Square Pl, Jersey City, Hudson, 07310, NJ, , USA


THE CHEMICAL COMPANY, 44 Southwest Ave, Jamestown, Newport, 02835, RI, , USA

Source: ECHA