SGS Summarizes Canadian Proposal to Regulate Toxic Substances in Certain Products

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 157.23 to summarize Canada’s proposed regulation to prohibit coal-tar-based sealant products and restrict polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in pavement and roofing sealants.

The draft regulation – Certain Products Containing Toxic Substances Regulations – was issued alongside a consultation that started on November 18, 2023. Comments will be accepted until January 28, 2024, and, if approved, it will enter into force on the day it is registered.

The draft regulation seeks to ban coal tars and their distillates in pavement sealants, roofing sealants and sealants for a variety of industrial uses. The provisions relating to PAH would require a restriction to no more than 1,000 ppm (total).

SGS publishes SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory and market changes that may impact their business. SafeGuardS 157.23 includes information on both coal tars and their distillates and PAH, as well as a table containing a summary of the regulation and its proposed effective dates. There are also details of derogations, etc. and an overview of an additional set of restrictions within the draft regulation relating to 2-butoxyethanol (2-BE).

Stakeholders involved in the sealant sector are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 157.23 for more information.

SGS Hardgoods Products
SGS offers a comprehensive range of testing solutions to help paint manufacturers produce safe and compliant products for markets around the world. Testing solutions include determining content for heavy metals, and content and emissions for formaldehyde and VOCs. In addition, they provide performance testing services for paints and painting tools. After all, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS Hardgoods Products Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Canada Consults Over Proposed Regulation on Toxic Substances in Certain Products SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
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