Seven phthalates earmarked by ECHA for authorisation list

01 September 2014 13:23 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Seven phthalates are among the materials earmarked for inclusion in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)’s authorisation list, which could see the materials classified as substances of very high concern (SVHCs), the European Commission regulator said on Monday.

Comments on the proposed additions, which ECHA said was driven by data from registration dossiers submitted under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach), can be submitted until 30 November, which is also the deadline for a call by the commission on the potential economic impact of including these materials on the Annex XIV controlled substances list.

Phthalates included in the list are d
iisopentylphthalate; 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-8-branched alkyl esters, C7-rich; 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C7-11-branched and linear alkyl esters.  

1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, dipentylester, branched and linear; bis(2-methoxyethyl) phthalate; N-pentyl-isopentylphthalate and dipentyl phthalate are also included on the list.

The recommendation for each material also specifies the proposed authorisation requirements for each substance, including the latest application and "sunset dates" for their use in the EU.

By Tom Brown