New REACH Annex XV Dossiers proposed by Member States

Eight new substances were proposed by various EU member states and the commission to the REACH Annex XV.  These came from Germany, Sweden, & Finland and have a deadline for comments.  Next step is potential add to the Candidate List.

The substances and examples of their uses are:

  • octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane(D4) (EC 209-136-7) – used in washing and cleaning products, cosmetics and personal care products and polishes and waxes;
  • decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) (EC 208-764-9) – used in cosmetics and personal care products, polishes and waxes, washing and cleaning products and textile treatment products and dyes.
  • dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane(D6) (EC 208-762-8) – used in polishes and waxes, washing and cleaning products, and cosmetics and personal care products;
  • ethylenediamine(EC 203-468-6) – used in adhesives and sealants, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, and pH regulators and water treatment products;
  • terphenyl hydrogenated(EC 262-967-7) – used as plastic additive, as solvent, in coatings/inks, in adhesives and sealants;
  • lead(EC 231-100-4) – used in metals, welding and soldering products, metal surface treatment products, polymers and heat transfer fluids;
  • disodium octaborate(EC 234-541-0) – used in antifreeze products, heat transfer fluids, lubricants and greases and washing and cleaning products;
  • benzo[ghi]perylene(EC 205-883-8) – not registered under REACH; normally not produced intentionally, but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances.

The deadline for comments is 23 April 2018.

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