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.
Edited on 04/02/2019
In order to simplify your research of alternatives to phthalates, a table compiling all the information about phthalates substitution available on the Phthalates substitution website has just been published !
Edited on 01/24/2019
Ethoxylated alkylphenols (APEO) are added to bisphenols and phthalates already covered by the substitution portal.
Edited on 01/11/2019
PERSTORP, producer of the PEVALEN™ polyolester plasticizer, has entered an agreement with the Italian company ALCOPLAST to increase its annual PEVALEN™ production capacity to 50,000 tons.
Edited on 09/24/2018
The Member State Committee of ECHA supported on 17th April the proposal to identify dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) due to its classification as a toxic substance for reproduction category 1B and to its endocrine disrupting properties with probable serious effects to human health.