Copper Speiss

Classification and Labelling Proposals for Copper Speiss

On behalf of the SIEF Facilitator for “Copper Speiss” 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
B7 Copper Speiss
(EC 273-836-9)
Boliden Mineral AB

Copper Speiss is defined as :

Product obtained by liquation during the solidification of molten matte produced during smelting, under reducing conditions, of complex copper ores and complex secondary copper-containing materials.  It consists primarily of copper metal and sulphides, and iron-arsenic and nickel-antimony intermetallic compounds.

The Joint Registration dossier was successfully submitted to ECHA on 30th 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, the 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 Copper Speiss 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.

The 2014 conclusions below reflect the latest Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP):

Copper Speiss

Hazard Class and Category Code(s) Hazard Statement
Acute Tox. 4 (oral) H302: Harmful if swallowed
Eye Irrit. 2 H319: Causes serious eye irritation
Skin Sens. 1 H317: May cause an allergic skin reaction
Carc. 2 H351: Suspected of causing cancer
STOT Rep. Exp. 2 H373: May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure
(Affected organs: respiratory tracks, lungs; Route of exposure: inhalation).
Aquatic Acute 1 H400: Very toxic to aquatic life.
Aquatic Chronic 1 H410: Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

ECI will continue to offer Letters of Access to registrants.  The next ECHA registration deadline is June 1st 2018 for tonnages between 1 and 100 T. Click here to download the terms and conditions and application form (click here for Word version) , and here for the fees.

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