|CAS number||Chemical substance||Number of products||Quantity (tonnes)|
|55965-84-9||5-Chloro-2-methyl-3(2H)-isothiazolone mixture with 2-methyl-3(2H)-isothiazolone||3,380||28|
|1333-86-4||Carbon black||3 333||98 569|
|64742-95-6||Medium aromatic solvent naphtha||3 280||18 856|
Source: Products Register, Swedish Chemicals Agency, 2011.
The most common substances are ingredients in product groups with a large assortment of products: paints, lubricants, cleaners, plastic raw materials and adhesives.
Water is an ingredient in a third of all chemical products in Sweden.
The most common organic solvent is xylene. Other organic solvents among the top-ten chemicals are isopropanol, butyl acetate and aromatic solvent naphtha.
The solvent isopropanol is used in many water-based products. Such products also often contain the preservatives 1,2-benzisothiazol-3-one, 5-chloro-2-methyl-3(2H)-isothiazolone and 2-methyl-3(2H)-isothiazolone.
Titan dioxide is a pigment and filler in many paints. Also butyl acetate has its main use in paints.
Carbon black is a black pigment used in e.g. printing inks and rubber products.