From – Green Chemicals:

European manufacturers of tall oil fatty acids (TOFA) – a chemical produced from the byproduct of the pulp and paper manufacture, are hoping to have the product exempted from Europe’s chemical regulation REACH (registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemical substances).
Their arguments include:

* That TOFA is naturally-sourced
* That TOFA is not chemically modified
* It is not included in REACH’s dangerous substance list
* It is a natural fatty acid

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Relevant Nexreg Compliance Links: REACH compliance, EU SDS authoring, SDS authoring