2.3 The kind of data in SPIN

Posted by Berit-Aya Jensen on 10/09/2015

2.3      The kind of data in SPIN

 

SPIN is the result of a common Nordic initiative to gather non-confidential, summarised information from the Nordic product registers on the common use of chemical substances in different types of products and industrial areas. The name SPIN stands for “Substances in Preparations in the Nordic Countries” but no specific product names are to be found among the data. The only names specified are the names of the commonly used chemical substances. All the data are summarised and no references can be made to specific concentrations of any given substance in any kind of product. The summarised data in SPIN are in general based on the following data in the Nordic product registers:

 

General substance information:

CAS-number
Name(s)
Molecular formula
Lists (international or national bans, IARC, etc.)
Index-number (Annex I to the 67-directive)
Colour Index Number (C.I.-number)
EC-number (EINECS, ELINCS, NLP)

 

Summarised information on use of substances:

Use categories (technical and functional) of the products and preparations in which the substances are found.
Main Category-codes (IUCLID)
Industrial area codes of the products and preparations in which the substances are found (NACE).
Summarised substance volumes (tons per year).*
Use of substances in aerosol products and preparations (yes or no).
Use of substances in consumer products and preparations (yes or no).

*)   Volume = produced volume + imported volume – exported volume. exported volume (In Finland produced volume + imported volume).