SGS Summarizes Ban on Five POP Chemicals by China

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published an overview of China’s recent ban on the production, use, import and export of five persistent organic pollutants (POP).

The five POP are:
– Decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE)
– Hexachlorobutadiene (HCB)
– Pentachlorophenol, (PCP), its salts and esters
– Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCN), including dichloro-, trichloro-, tetrachloro-, pentachloro-, hexachloro-, heptachloro- and octachloronaphthalenes
– Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP): straight-chain chlorinated hydrocarbons with a chain length of C10-13, the chlorine content exceeds 48%, and its concentration in the mixture is ³ 1%

SGS published SafeGuardS 100.23 to help stakeholders understand the impact of the ban, which came into effect on June 6, 2023. In addition to details of the prohibition’s introduction, there is also a table containing information on the requirements and exemptions in relation to DecaBDE and SCCP.

For more information, stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 100.23.

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SGS offers a comprehensive range of testing services to help manufacturers and suppliers ensure their products are safe and comply with national and international regulations concerning harmful chemicals. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS Chemical Testing Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full China Prohibits Five Persistent Chemicals SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
LinkedIn: SGS Connectivity & Products

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