SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS covering a proposal by the European Union (EU) to regulate undecafluorohexanoic acid (aka perfluorohexanoic acid, PFHxA), its salts and PFHxA-related substances under Annex XVII of REACH.
When/if adopted, the restriction will affect a wide variety of consumer goods, including:
– Food contact paper and cardboard
– Textiles, leather, furs and hides in clothing and related accessories
– Textiles, leather, furs and hides other than in clothing and related accessories for the general public
– Fire-fighting foams for:
1. Municipal fire services
2. Training and testing (except functional testing of the fighting systems)
3. Civil aviation
SGS has published SafeGuardS 086.23 to help stakeholders understand the implications of the proposals for their business (if adopted). It includes a definition for PFHxA, its salts and PFHxA-related substances and a table detailing the requirements in the draft regulation and proposed effective dates.
Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 086.23 to learn more.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) circulated the draft document in June 2023. It proposes an adoption date of Q4 in 2023.
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SGS keeps interested parties informed about developments and changes to the REACH regulations. In addition, they offer comprehensive solutions to help business ensure their products remain in compliance with the latest requirements governing the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals in the EU. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s REACH Services.
SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full EU Intends to Regulate PFHxA and PFHxA-related Substances Under REACH SafeGuardS.
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