EU: restrictions on the content of chemicals in textile articles

In mid-April 2015, the European Unionreleased a notification onexpected amendments to the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as Regards NonylphenolEthoxylates.The document isaimed at prohibitingthe placing on the market of textile articlesif the content of nonylphenolethoxylates (NPE) exceeds maximum level.Proposed date of adoption: Last quarter of 2015. Proposed date of entry into force: 20 days from publication in the Official Journal of the EU (the restriction will apply from the end of 2020).Final date for comments: June 15, 2015.

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