Four distinct grades have been included in the REACH Registration for lead metal (EC: 231-100-4). Substance identity details and classification and labelling information can be found below:
- Lead metal massives (general grade)
- Lead metal massives (high purity grade)
- Lead metal massive (with arsenic)
- Lead metal powder
Uses of lead metal
Lead metal is used safely and sustainably in a wide range of applications, including the production of lead-acid batteries, in alloys such as leaded steels, in lead sheet for outdoor roofing, and in ammunition. It is also used industrially as an intermediate in the production of lead compounds such as lead oxides.
More information on the Identified Uses included in the REACH Registration dossier can be found in the disseminated Registration dossier.