This section summarises and classifies waste materials
likely to arise from processes using high molecular weight
chlorinated paraffins (CPs) (>C10) as designated by
CAS numbers 61788-76-9, 63449-39-8, 84082-38-2, 85422-92-0,
85535-84-8, 85535-85-9, 85535-86-0, 97553-43-0.
Known relevant EC and USA federal standards are quoted and
disposal recommendations are made where official standards are not
in place or are believed to be inadequate.
A directory of companies providing waste recovery services
is available on request for each EU State. Similar data is
available for the management of used oils in the USA from
the Chlorinated Paraffins Industry
Read more information about the Chlorinated
Paraffins Industry Association on regnet.com
Specifically excluded are waste finished products in which
the chlorinated paraffin is an integral part e.g., discarded PVC
cable and rubber belting and specialised papers. In these cases CPs
are not additive to environmental hazards and normal disposal
techniques are acceptable e.g., municipal incineration or landfill,
according to local regulation.
Types of waste and sources
Spillages of liquid CPs that have been absorbed onto an
absorbent powder or sand. Powder type CP70 that is unusable through
contamination or other reason. Dried sludges from user process such
as paper coating. Swarf from metal cutting operations.
These may be further sub-divided into:
- Used oils from metal forming/deforming operations.
- Plasticisers collected during the processing of flexible
- Unusable liquid CP.
Mixtures or emulsions containing liquid CPs principally from
metal forming/deforming but also including used leather textile
Mixtures of solids with either oil or water based waste
containing CPs e.g., unusable pigment, resin or filler dispersions
from paint, sealant and paper.
Internal links about waste management
of wastes containing chlorinated paraffins page
Impact of chlorinated paraffins in recovery/disposal process
Last update: 09/2011