EU Prohibits Thermal Paper: Law Takes Effect in January 2017

The EU commission has amended Annex XVII of REACH so that as of January 2020, thermal paper that contains bisphenol A (BPA) in a concentration greater than or equal to 0.02% by weight may no longer be marketed. The limitation is equal to a prohibition.

German studies show that receipts printed on thermal paper continue to show a relatively high content of BPA, even though no one disputes the hormonal effects and dangers of the substance. Our blog reported on the matter in July.

Make sure that you keep an eye on the legal compliance of your products. We’re happy to help with any questions: reach@kft.de.

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