ECHA asks for public view on Reach substance authorisation

14 January 2009 16:52  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a public consultation on which substances should be subject to the Reach authorisation process.

The agency has recommended prioritising seven substances which could be withdrawn from sale after 2013 when the EU’s Reach programme comes into full effect.

Interested parties were invited to comment, in particular, on uses which should be exempted from authorisation requirements before the deadline on 14 April 2009.

The ECHA priority list includes three phthalate plasticizers widely used in the manufacture of PVC and adhesives among other applications.

ECHA draft authorisation priority list


musk xylene


short chain chlorinated paraffins; SCCPs

Hexabromocyclododecane and all major diastereoisomers identified


4,4’-Diamino diphenyl methane


Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate


Benzyl butyl phthalate


Dibutyl phthalate


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By: Mark Watts
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