European Union will include Decabromodiphenyl ether in REACH regulations

by:Ennas      2021-11-13
Recently, the European Union has taken measures to include Deca-BDE as a new item in Annex 17 of the REACH Regulation. The new regulation will be implemented in stages from March 2, 2019...   [Chinese and foreign toy network May 11, 2017] Recently, the EU has taken measures to include Deca-BDE as a new item in REACH Appendix 17 of the Regulations. The new regulations will be implemented in phases from March 2, 2019. In May 2016, we[1] reported that the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a notice announcing that the European Union proposed to include Deca-BDE (Deca-BDE, also known as bis(pentabromophenyl) ether). Appendix 17 of the REACH Regulation.   On February 10, 2017, the European Union issued Regulation (EU) 2017/227[2], prohibiting and/or restricting Deca-BDE as a substance or substance component in mixtures and articles. This new regulation is included in Annex 17 of REACH as a new entry. After taking effect on March 2, 2019, this entry will ban Deca-BDE as a substance in articles and limit the content of Deca-BDE in articles to less than 0.1%. The new regulation contains multiple exemptions, including but not limited to:   -items placed on the market before March 2, 2019-electrical and electronic equipment belonging to the Hazardous Substance Restriction Regulation II (Directive 2011/65/EU [3])-2019 Parts of motor vehicles (Directive 2007/46/EC [4])) or mechanical equipment (Directive 2006/42/EC [5]) produced before March 2, 2027-aircraft or aircraft produced before March 2, 2027 As a flame retardant, Deca-BDE is widely used in plastics and textiles, as well as adhesives, coatings, inks and sealants. In addition, Deca-BDE has been included in the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) (SVHCs) in December 2012 [6].   Table 1 briefly summarizes the important information of the new regulations.  >Information provided: SGS Standard Technical Services Co., Ltd. Shenzhen Branch (SGS)   SGS will continue to provide stakeholders with the latest developments in REACH regulations. Experts with professional consulting services and consumer product supply chain experience provide you with the most core global solutions. For more details on how SGS can help you meet REACH requirements, please contact us.  Contact information:   Toys and infant products service  Shenzhen Tel: +86 (0)755 2532 8315   Qingdao Tel: +86 (0)532 6899 9188
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