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Eupolen PE Blue 69-1501
CAS number EINECS number Description Colour Index Chemical nature 27614-71-7 248-573-8 phthalocyanine blue Pigment Blue 15:1 (similar) / 74 160 Eupolen® PE Blue 69-1501 is an organic pigment, pre-dispersed in a polymer, in the form of free-flowing, non-dusting powder. The pigment content is approx. 50 %. Some of the data below pertain to the pigment. According to the data available, the pigment does not show acute toxic effects. Irritation to skin and mucous membranes have not been reported. Feeding studies on rats to determine the chronic toxicity revealed no toxicological findings whatsoever. Because of its inert, practically insoluble character, Eupolen® PE Blue 69-1501 does not represent any hazard for the environment. It can be mechanically removed from effluents. Incineration is the recommended form of disposal. During incineration, small proportions of hydrogen chloride may be emitted, which must be removed from the flue gas by appropriate means. WGK 0, no hazard to waters (VwVwS of May 17, 1999, annex 1) Germany Labeling according to the German Ordinance on dangerous substances or corresponding EU directives: no labeling required Dangerous goods classification Heavy metal contents not hazardous under transport regulation Eupolen® PE Blue 69-1501 does not contain cadmium, hexavalent chromium, lead or mercury in its formulation. Analyses of representative standard samples have shown that the sum of the total content of these elements is less than 100 mg/kg and thus below the limit laid down in the EU Directive on packaging and packaging waste, 94/62/ EC, and the American CONEG model. The requirements of the EU Directives on electronic devices, 2002/95/EC, and on end-of-live vehicles, 2000/53/EC, are met. On average, the content of technically unavoidable impurities are as follows:




Water hazard classification


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20 mg/kg 20 mg/kg 30 mg/kg 50 mg/kg 20 mg/kg

mercury selenium zinc primary aromatic amines

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20 mg/kg 20 mg/kg 20 mg/kg 100 mg/kg

The metal contents quoted are based on the detection limit of the method of analysis used (X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy). The actual contents may be significantly lower. Halogen content Eupolen® PE Blue 69-1501 contains approx. 4.5% copper and approx. 8 % organically combined chlorine. The pigment contained in Eupolen® PE Blue 69-1501 meets the purity requirements of the following food legislations (Type 8081) (also see Heavy metal contents): Europe Germany Italy Spain France USA Resolution AP (89) I BfR Recommendation IX, 190th information of June 1, 1999 Decreto Ministeriale of March 21, 1973 Resolucion del April 11, 1982 de la Subsecretaria de Sanidad not listed in the French positive list (Brochure No. 1227) The pigment has been registered with the FDA under the Food Contact Notification (FCN) program. This registration is specific to the applicant and allows only the pigment made by BASF to be used. The application rate is limited to 1 % in terms of pigment or 2 % in terms of Eupolen® PE Blue 69-1501. The contact with food of an article colored with Eupolen® PE Blue 691501 is limited to the conditions C throug G, described in table 2, § 176.170 (c). The temperature must not exceed 70 °C (158 °F).

Food legislation pigment

Food legislation carrier

The carrier material contained in Eupolen® PE Blue 69-1501 meets the purity requirements of the following food legislations: Europe Germany USA plastics food-contact directive, 2002/72/EC BfR Recommendation III “polyethylene”, June 1, 1998 FDA 21 CFR § 177.1520 “olefin polymers”

Children’s toys

Eupolen® PE Blue 69-1501 meets the purity requirements of the European Standard on children’s toys, EN 71, part 3 (Typ 8082).

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Registration status

The components contained in Eupolen® PE Blue 69-1501 are listed in the chemical inventories of the following countries: country EU USA Canada inventory EINECS/ ELINCS TSCA DSL country Japan Australia China inventory METI AICS IECSC

Other legislation on chemicals

Eupolen® PE Blue 69-1501 does not fall under the provisions of the Agreement on Chemical Weapons and does not contain any substances that are mentioned in the German Ordinance on the Prohibition of Certain Chemicals (ChemVerbotsV). It is produced without using substances that destroy ozone (Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting Substances).

Please refer to out material safety data sheets and Technical Information bulletins for more information. The Product Safety team of Performance Chemicals for Coatings, Plastics and Specialties will gladly respond to your queries and can be reached at: BASF Aktiengesellschaft G-EVP/QS – J 550 67056 Ludwigshafen, Germany Dr. (Mr.) Raulfs Mr. Schwanse Tel. Tel. Fax +49 (0)621 60-52650 +49 (0)621 60-71503 +49 (0)621 60-40673

Safety When handling these products, advice and information given in the safety data sheet must be complied with. Further, protective and workplace hygiene measures adequate for handling chemicals must be observed. Note The data contained in this publication are based on our current knowledge and experience. In view of the many factors that may affect processing and application of our product, these data do not relieve processors from carrying out their own investigations and tests; neither do these data imply any guarantee of certain properties, nor the suitability of the product for a specific purpose. Any descriptions, drawings, photographs, data, proportions, weights, etc. given herein may change without prior information and do not constitute the agreed contractual quality of the product. It is the responsibility of the recipient of our products to ensure that any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislation are observed.


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