Draft Commission Regulation amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as Regards Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (4 pages + Annex 2 pages, in English).
Date of arrival: 2015 April 16 - Final date for comments: 2015 June 15
DescriptionThe draft Regulation intends to prohibit the placing on the market of textile articles as defined under point 4 above which can reasonably be expected to be washed in water during their normal lifecycle if the content of nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) is equal or greater than 0.01 % by weight (i.e. 100 mg/kg).The draft Regulation provides for exemptions from the restriction for second hand textile articles and new textile articles produced exclusively from recycled textiles.The draft Regulation provides for a transition period of 60 months between the adoption of the restriction and its applicability in order to give sufficient time to producers of textiles articles to adapt their production processes so that they can comply with the restriction.
ObjectivesProtection of Environment
Fields of ActivityProcesses of the textile industry