Regulatory affairs updates

August 2020

Restriction of diisocyanates under REACH
Diisocyanates as a category have been restricted from industrial and professional use in concentrations higher than 0.1% w/w as from 24 August 2023. Placement on the market will stop 18 months prior to this, on 24 February 2022. More information on the restriction can be found in ECHA’s Restricted Substances entry, as well as in the official Commission Regulation.

Notification to poison centres
ECHA's Submission portal can be used to notify Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania and Slovenia of hazardous mixtures. Most Member States should be added to the list by January 2021. More information is available on ECHA’s website.

Ethanol reproductive toxicity classification proposal
The Greek competent authority has notified ECHA of their intention to submit a dossier to harmonise the classification of ethanol before the end of 2020. The proposal will include a classification of Reprotoxicity Category 2, which will likely have significant impact on the use of this solvent. More information can be found in the registry of CLH intentions entry.

For additional information, contact Afera Regulatory Affairs Manager Pablo Englebienne via


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