Tag Archives: Phthalates

Kingfisher Eliminates Critical Chemicals from Its Products

In the future, Kingfisher, a British home-improvement company, wants to remove phthalates, polyflourinated hydrocarbons, and halogenated flame retardants from its house-brand products and replace them with non-critical chemicals. According to the company‚Äôs Sustainable Growth Plan, these materials should disappear from … Continue reading

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ECHA Opens Public Consultation on REACH Annex IV for Four Phthalates

Recommendations on amending the Authorization List of REACH (Annex XIV) can be made until March 12, 2019. The amendment covers the endocrine-disrupting effectiveness of the following four phthalates: Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP) Diisobutyl phthalate … Continue reading

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Penalties for Four Phthalates

At the beginning of June, the EU Commission updated Directive (EU) 2015/863 on limiting the use of specific dangerous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (Implementing Directive RoHS), supplementing it with the following four phthalates: Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP): max 0.1%; … Continue reading

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REACH Update for PAH and Phthalates

Appendix XVII of the REACH Regulation (EU) 2015/326 has been amended in terms of aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and phthalates. For PAH, a new method for analysis applies as the standard method to determine PAH in extender oils. The method enables … Continue reading

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