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What Is An Industrial Chemical?

Under the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act (1989) (the Act), an 'industrial' chemical is any chemical that has an industrial use. This includes specialty chemicals, dyes, solvents, adhesives, plastics, laboratory chemicals, chemicals used in mineral and petroleum processing, refrigeration, printing and photocopying, paints and coatings, as well as chemicals used in the home, such as cleaning products, cosmetics and toiletries.

 

Chemicals that are used solely as therapeutic agents, agricultural, and/or veterinary chemicals, and/or food or food additives are outside the scope of NICNAS. If the chemical that is being imported and/or manufactured does not fit solely into one of these categories, then notification to NICNAS may be required.

What to do now?

If the substance is classed as an industrial chemical, then proceed to the next section:

If the substance is not an industrial chemical under the NICNAS definition, then notification is not required. See the Chemicals In Australia page for more information.

 

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