Cadmium (EC 231-152-8)
Cadmium substances > Identification of uses

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Generic Exposure Scenarios
  1. Cadmium production (substance manufacturing)
  2. Formulation step: melting, alloying and casting in massive pieces
  3. Formulation step: melting, alloying and manufacture of powders
  4. Manufacturing of other cadmium compounds
  5. Laboratory reagent
  6. Use of molten Cadmium
  7. Transformation of massive Cadmium 
  8. Use of Cadmium powders
  9. Downstream use of massive pieces of Cadmium
  10. Downstream use of preparations containing Cadmium-powder

Identified uses

  • Storage of ingots-slabs in warehouses
  • Production of chemicals (pyrometallurgy)
  • Production of chemicals (hydrometallurgy)
  • Additive for production of inorganic catalysts
  • Melting, alloying and casting
  • Production of "targets" by (EB) PVD
  • Cadmium casting and rolling
  • Wire and rods manufacturing
  • Component for brazing products
  • Component for soldering products
  • Downstream use of Cadmium based brazing products
  • Downstream use of cadmium-based soldering products
  • Cadmium (alloyed) powder manufacturing
  • Powders for contact materials
  • Use of active powders for batteries
  • Use of fine powders for mechanical plating
  • Manufacturing of Cadmium containing-alloys
  • Use of cadmium containing Ag alloys
  • Electroplating
  • PVD / coating
If your use is not in the list, please contact us to report it.
The list of uses with descriptors of use can be dowloaded from the link below. However, they appear as they were discussed and potentially updated in the "old" IUCLID format. In the new 5.4 IUCLID, entries would have to be revised (compatibility of ERCs in the different sections).
Cadmium metal list of uses documented in the CSR as of December 2012
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