Regulatory questions

REACH

Do TOTAL Fluides products contain SVHC - Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)?

None of substances listed in the candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) published by ECHA are present in concentrations greater than 0.1 % w/w in TOTAL Fluides products.

More information about SVHC

Are TOTAL Fluides products classified as CMR (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or Reprotoxic)?

TOTAL Fluides products are not classified as CMR according to GHS recommandations / CLP Regulation except for the following marketed products: Solane Hexane, Toluene and Solvarex 10A, which are classified CMR Category 2 (substance suspected of being CMR).

Do TOTAL Fluides products contain PBT (Persistent Bioaccumulable and Toxic) or vPvB (very Persistent and very Bioaccumulable)?

None of the substances contained in TOTAL Fluides products are classified PBT or vPvB.

Are TOTAL Fluides substances registered under the REACh Regulations?

All substances manufactured or imported in the European Union by TOTAL Fluides were registered in accordance with the REACh Regulation in 2010. The registration numbers are available in the Material Safety Data Sheet of each commercial product (Section 1 - Substance identification / Mixture, and Section 3 - Composition / information on the components of the mixture).

TOTAL Fluides and Reach

Do TOTAL Fluides substances have a CAS number?

In the European Union, the substances present in the TOTAL Fluides products are identified by an EC number "European Community" (see MSDS Section 3). Outside the European Union, these substances are identified by a reference CAS number which enables the product to be marketed internationally via international inventories (see MSDS Section 15).

Most TOTAL Fluides products are classified H304. What does this classification mean?

H 304 is a GHS / CLP hazard statement which means: "May be fatal if swallowed and entering the respiratory tract". It refers to an aspiration risk which is associated with a non-quantifiable hazard defined by the kinematic viscosity of the product. This risk may arise in case of ingestion but also in case of vomiting after ingestion.  For TOTAL Fluides products classified H304, the classification induces to mention, on the CLP labelling, the "bombing man" pictogram SGH08 (Health Hazard, CMR) (see MSDS Section 2). In no case does the pictogram correspond to a CMR classification of the product.

Are TOTAL Fluides products listed in the international inventories?

Yes, most TOTAL Fluides products are listed in the international inventories (Europe, United States, Canada, China, Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, and Australia). For further information, see MSDS Section 15 or the table of inventories per product lines.

ORIGINS OF THE PRODUCT

Are TOTAL Fluides products of animal or plant origin?

TOTAL Fluides products do not come from an animal origin. For this reason, they do not need to be Kosher or Halal certified. With the exception of the BioLife ranges, TOTAL Fluides products do not come from a plant origin. They come from a mineral origin, exclusively consisting of hydrocarbon compounds, having undergone a intensive hydrogenation followed by distillation to produce narrow cuts. The BioLife products come from a vegetable origin. They are produced from a Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO).

Do Total Fluides products contain GMOs, BSEs?

TOTAL Fluides products, including BioLife products, consist exclusively of hydrocarbon compounds. For this reason, they do not contain any Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).

NANOPARTICLES

Do TOTAL Fluides products contain nanoparticles?

No nanotechis used when manufacturing TOTAL Fluides products.

MSDS

Where one can find TOTAL Fluides product MSDSs?

The MSDSs for all TOTAL Fluides products are available online on www.quickfds.com. The MSDSs can be downloaded in the format of the country where the product is marketed and translated into one of the official languages of the country: Access the MSDSs.

COV

Are TOTAL Fluides products classified as a VOC - Volatile Organic Compound?

A product is classified as a VOC solely because of its physicochemical properties. As a general rule, the vapor pressure, or the boiling temperature (these two characteristics being linked) shall be considered. The information is available in the MSDS Section 9. In the product lines sold by TOTAL Fluides, the light products in the Solane, Spirdane and Ketrul ranges are classified as VOCs, while the Hydroseal, Scriptane PW, Berylane, Fluid D and BioLife ranges are not classified as VOCs.

Are TOTAL Fluides products biodegradable?

All TOTAL Fluides products are classified as "readily biodegradable" except for Isane IP 175 and Isane IP 185, classified as "Inherently biodegradable". All products in the BioLife ranges are classified as "readily biodegradable" including the Isane BioLife range.

QUALITY AND CERTIFICATIONS

Is TOTAL Fluides certified ISO 9001? And does it hold any other certifications?

Yes, TOTAL Fluides has been ISO 9001 certified since 1992.

TOTAL Fluides is also certified:

  • ISO 14001 since 1997, and
  • OHSAS 18001 since 2016

More information available on line. 

Has TOTAL Fluides built an approach in favor of Sustainable Development or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?

Yes, TOTAL Fluides approach is based on the TOTAL Group CSR policy 

Has TOTAL Fluides built an ethical and/or a behavioral charter?

Yes, TOTAL Fluides approach is based on the TOTAL Group Ethical Policy 

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