Copper Matte

Classification and Labelling Proposals for Matte, Copper

On behalf of the SIEF Facilitator for “Matte, Copper” the European Copper Institute is authorised to communicate this information to all participants in the SIEF for the EINECS number below.

ECI Ref Substance SIEF Facilitator
B2 Matte, copper
(EC 266-967-8)
Atlantic Copper SA

Matte, copper is defined as :

Substance resulting from metallurgic processing of primary and secondary sources.  The matte is obtained from copper ore/concentrate and recycled materials.  It is composed primarily of copper and copper, iron and lead sulphides with minor sulphides of other metals.

The Joint Registration dossier was successfully submitted to ECHA on 24th September 2010.  Members of the ECI-managed Consortium, along with any purchasers of the appropriate Letter of Access, were provided with the necessary documents, plus the required REACH IT security token.

In April 2014 this joint dossier was extended to satisfy REACH Art. 10 conditions including the provision of a joint Chemical Safety Report (CSR).

The substance is used solely as Intermediate.

Depending on their own manufacturing and use profiles, individual members of this joint registration may have decided to register the substance in accordance with Strictly Controlled Conditions (SCC) requirements (REACH Art. 17/18), or as a full registration (REACH Art 10). Letter of Access purchasers are requested to contact ECI should they wish to upgrade their own registration from Art 17/18 to Art 10 and to secure the rights to use the joint CSR.

ECI’s REACH Classification, Labelling and Packaging proposals for Matte, copper have been assessed in the REACH dossier in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 and the CLP Regulation (EC) 1272/2008. The rationales for these proposals are contained in the Joint Submission dossier submitted to ECHA by the Lead Registrant.

Information on the composition and classification of different grades of Matte, copper can be downloaded here.

Earlier communications made to this SIEF can be requested from ECI at
ECI Communication to SIEF – September 2010

  • ECI Communication to SIEF – March 2010
  • ECI Communication to SIEF – October 2009
  • Lead Registrant Communication to ECHA and SIEF – June 2009
  • ECI Communication to SIEF – February 2009