EU Publishes Proposal to Restrict PFOA under Annex XVII of REACH
PFOA is identified as a persistent, bioaccummulative and toxic substance (PBT). Since June 2013, it has been on the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) and is also a candidate for listing under Annex XIV (Authorization List) of REACH. PFOA-related substances are defined as any related substance, including salts and polymers, with a linear or branched perfluoroheptyl group (C7F15) attached directly to another carbon atom.
PFOA are used in a wide variety of applications, for example:
• Anti-repellent agent for grease, oil, and/or dirt in textiles and paper
• The manufacturing of fluoropolymers and fluoroelastomers for non-stick coatings on cookware
• Surfactants in fire-fighting foam
The draft regulation also contains several exemptions, including:
• The manufacture of implantable medical devices (Directive 93/42/EEC)
• In photographic coatings applied to films, paper or printing plates
• In semi-conductor photo-lithography processes or etching processes for compound semiconductors
The World Trade Organization (WTO) circulated the latest draft regulation from the EU on October 6, 2016 in notification G/TBT/N/EU/411. This is just the latest draft regulation, issued by the EU through the WTO, seeking to restrict substances under Annex XVII of REACH. In recent months, the EU has issued draft proposals seeking to restrict: bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal paper; decabromodiphenyl ether (deca-BDE) in consumer products; and, methanol in denatured alcohol and windscreen washing or defrosting fluids.
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