Activated Carbon Consortium

Activated Carbon - High Density Skeleton


Substance description: A porous, amorphous, high surface area adsorbent material composed of largely elemental carbon, with a high skeletal density.


(Activated carbon with a high density skeleton is produced by charring and activation with steam or other gases, of various raw materials such as coconut shells, wood, peat, lignite, bituminous coal, synthetic sources and semi-anthracite.)

Analytical identity:

Impurity profile:

Classification: Either one of the following classifications may apply:

- not classified

- classified as STOT RE 2, if the Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) content is between 1 and 10%.

See also:


The producer/importer shall determine for his products which of these two possibilities apply, by testing the material.


Furthermore the following data on your substance needs to be assessed and listed in the SDS:

Dust hazard classification according to EN 13821: ambient conditions: Group B Non-combustible dusts which do not ignite (non-explosible) (list in section 2.3)

Explosion properties (list in section 10.3):

·        Dust explosion constant, Kst in bar.m/s

·        Minimum ignition energy in J

·        Minimum ignition temperature °C

·        Minimum explosion concentration in g/m3


CLP Hazard elements for the label:

Single Target Organ Toxicity Repeated Exposure, Category 2, Target organ Lungs


Hazard Pictogram:

= GHS pictogram GHS08

Signal word:



Hazard statement:

H373, may cause damage to lung through prolonged or repeated inhalation.


Precautionary statements:

P260: do not breathe dust.

P501: Dispose of contents/containers in accordance with local regulations.


The legal provisions related to the labels of hazardous substances are provided in Title III chapter 1 of the CLP Regulation.



Not relevant


Statement regarding criteria for nanomaterials

ACPA determined that Activated Carbons do not fullfill the criteria of nanomaterial under the following

    •    European Commission Recommendation for the definition of Nanomaterials, 2011/696/EU. It was intended to be applied as an overarching framework with regard to other EU regulations

    •    IISO Technical Committee (TC) 229 “Nanotechnologies”

    •    French decree, 2012-232 and articles from Code de l’Environnement L523-1 to L523-5