European Commission | Decision (EU) 2021/1871 amending Decision 2014/312/EU establishing the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel for indoor and outdoor paints and varnishes


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Full original title: CELEX:32021D1871: Commission Decision (EU) 2021/1871 of 22 October 2021 amending Decision 2014/312/EU establishing the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel for indoor and outdoor paints and varnishes (notified under document C(2021) 7514) (Text with EEA relevance).

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Restriction: Pigments containing metals shall only be used where laboratory testing of the pigment shows that the metal chromophore is bonded within a crystal lattice and is insoluble. Derogation: The following metal containing pigments are derogated for use without the need for testing: — Barium sulphateAntimony nickel within an insoluble TiO2 lattice — Cobalt aluminate blue spinel  — cobalt chromite green spinel l n/a Verification: Test results demonstrating that the pigment chromophore is bonded within a crystal lattice and is insoluble. Test method: DIN 53770-1 or equivalent Derogation to criterion 5(a): Carc. Cat. 2, H351 (inhalation): — For titanium dioxide (TiO2) only, and only in cases where the presence of TiO2 does not trigger Carc. 2, H351 classification of the paint or varnish product to be licensed n/a Verification: The applicant shall demonstrate that both they and the TiO2 supplier have systems in place to minimise worker exposure to dry TiO2 powder in the workplace (e.g. closed dosing systems, ventilated dosing and mixing areas, personal protective equipment). Derogation to criterion 5(a): Repr. Cat. 2, H361fd: — For trimethylolpropane (TMP), and only when used as an additive in pigments 0,50 % Verification: The pigment supplier shall declare that the TMP content does not exceed 0,50 % w/w of the pigment.
                   

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