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Edited on 05/20/2022
As part of the European Union's Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, the European Commission presented its roadmap on 25 April 2022 with potential restrictions on the use of PFAS, bisphenols and C4-C6 phthalates.
Edited on 02/03/2022
The European Commission has published directives on new exemptions of authorization for the use of DEHP, DBP, BBP and DIBP in medical devices under the EU RoHS Directive.
Edited on 02/03/2022
The European Commission has added endocrine disrupting properties to DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP listed in Annex XIV (authorisation list) of the REACH Regulation.
Edited on 01/10/2022
Phthalates join the list of hot scientific topics on the ECHA website
Edited on 07/31/2020
Since 07 July 2020, DIBP shall not be used in toys and childcare articles as substance or in mixtures (individually or in any combination of DEHP, DBP or BBP) in a concentration equal to or greater than 0,1 % by weight of the plasticised material.
Edited on 03/30/2020
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester, branched and linear (CAS No. 68515-50-4), dihexyl phthalate (DnHP CAS No. 84-75-3) and 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-10-alkyl esters or mixed decyl and hexyl and octyl diesters with ≥ 0.3% of dihexyl phthalate (CAS No. 68515-51-5; 68648-93-1) have been added to the list of substances subject to authorisation in the REACH Regulation.
Edited on 01/30/2020
DiIsoHexyl Phthalate (DIHP - CAS No. 71850-09-4) has been added to the candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) for authorisation due to its reproductive toxicity.
Edited on 01/10/2020
As from 1 November 2020, bis(2-methoxyethyl) phthalate, DiPP, DPP, DnHP and 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid di-C6-8-branched alkylesters, C7-rich may not be present in textiles, clothing, related accessories and footwear at concentrations higher than 1000 mg/kg (individually or in combination with other phthalates listed in Annex XVII of REACH).
Edited on 09/02/2019
The European Commission adopted on 08 August 2019 an exemption for the use of DEHP in some rubber components of engine systems.
Edited on 07/30/2019
Four phthalates (DEHP, DBP, BBP and DIBP) are now included in the limited substances in homogeneous materials list of some electrical and electronic devices.