BPA Proposed to be Added to REACH Annex XVII Restricted Substances List

May 04, 2016 |Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

European CommissionIn April, the European Commission notified the World Trade Organization of its intention to add a new substance to the REACH Annex XVII restricted substances list.

The draft regulation (reference: G/TBT/N/EU/372) would restrict thermal paper containing bisphenol A (BPA) in a concentration equal to or greater than 0.02% by weight from being placed on the market.

Affected companies will have a three year deferment to give the industry time to comply with the new restriction.

More details and the draft legislation can be found on the EU’s website here.

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