Germany communicates the intention to restrict PFHxA in consumer products

Details on the scope of restriction intention:

1. Shall not be manufactured, or placed on the market as substances on their own from [date].

2. Shall not, from [date], be used in the production of, or placed on the market in: (a) another substance, as a constituent; (b) a mixture; (c) an article, in a concentration equal to or above x %.

Reason for restriction - PFHxA and its precursors are man-made chemicals without known natural sources. PFHxA-related substances degrade to PFHxA in the environment.PFHxA as well as PFHxA-related substances are found in consumer articles. Emissions from multiple uses occur at each stage of the life cycle. The substances are ubiquitously present in the environment.

Expected date of submission27/09/2019

More info on ECHA website


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