EU regulation on 'articles'
REACH covers substances and mixtures, but the tape industry is mainly concerned with the manufacture of 'articles'. By 2018, the EU would like to enact legislation for a non-toxic environment, and part of this would cover articles, including most adhesive tapes and films. It is currently unclear what the scope of a future regulation would be, but this is a developing issue which the adhesive tape industry will monitor.
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