Regulation (EU) 2016/2235 Adds Bisphenol A (BPA) to REACH Annex XVII Restricted Substances List

Little Pro on 2016-12-14

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)
    Shall not be placed on the market in thermal paper in a concentration equal to or greater than 0,02 % by weight after 2 January 2020.

Above restriction comes into force on 3 Jan 2020.

More BPA Ban in EU and USA

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.


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