This news alert is brought to you by the ECHA.
This consultation takes place as part of ECHA’s preparation of an Annex XV restriction dossier on Decabromodiphenylether (DecaBDE). The Agency intends to submit the restriction dossier for DecaBDE on 1 August 2014.
ECHA calls for information to identify uses of DecaBDE where substitution may be challenging or where companies may need additional time to carry out the substitution. The information will be used in the assessment of feasibility of alternatives in the preparation of an Annex XV restriction dossier.
DecaBDE is mainly used in plastics/polymers/composite materials and by the textile industry. It is also used in adhesives and sealants, as well as in coating and inks. The available information suggests that it is technically possible to substitute DecaBDE in all of these applications. It is not clear, however, whether companies are facing specific challenges in substitution, or how much time would be needed to overcome possible obstacles.
The full news alert can be found by referring to the ECHA link above.
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