Edited on 01/13/2020
Since 2 January 2020, thermal paper with a bisphenol A concentration of 0.02% or more by weight may not be placed on the European market.
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 11/14/2019
Based on the results of its recent study on bisphenol B, ANSES has carried out a project of Risk Management Options Analysis (RMOA) in order to classify this substance as an endocrine disruptor under the REACH Regulation.
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.
Publication of the "Chemicals Innovation Action Agenda: Transition to Safer Chemicals and Technologies " report
Edited on 07/22/2019
On June 24, 2019, the European Union published a study report containing an action programme for the substitution of chemicals.
Edited on 05/02/2019
ECHA and the Belgian authorities jointly organized a workshop last March on the substitution of bisphenol A in thermal papers. This workshop brought together various stakeholders of the supply chain and enable the presentation of alternatives to BPA in thermal paper, available or emerging.
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 03/18/2019
The OECD has published an analysis on approaches to support substitution and the evaluation of alternatives and a synthesis report of the workshop on these topics organized in May 2018.
Edited on 02/07/2019
The ECHA web pages dedicated to substitution have been updated and new features are now available to access a list of programs and institutions that can finance research and development projects related to substitution.