By Little Pro on 2016-12-14 Views: Update:2017-02-16
On 12 Dec 2016, the European Commission published a new Regulation (EU) 2016/2235 to add Bisphenol A (BPA) to REACH Annex XVII restricted substances list. The following new entry will ban the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal paper in Europe.
|Substance||REACH Annex XVII Restriction|
|Entry 66: Bisphenol A (CAS No 80-05-7)||
Above restriction comes into force on 3 Jan 2020.
Bisphenol A is a chemical substance widely used to make polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. BPA is currently classified as reproductive toxicant category 1B under the EU CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 and is banned in a number of consumer products for babies and children. More info can be found here.