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1st REACH authorisation granted by Nick Boley
August 14, 2014, 08:24
Filed under: chemicals, EU Regulation/Legislation, REACH/CLP | Tags: ,

The European Commission granted its first ever authorisation of a substance under the REACH legislation on 7 August.

The substance bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (CAS No 117-81-7; EC No 204-211-0) has been authorised for use by Rolls Royce plc for use during the diffusion bonding and manufacture of aero engine fan blades. The authorisation was granted for a period of seven and a half years, but research must be carried out to identify suitable alternatives for use in the longer term.

Other application for authorisation of the use of DEHP and other toxic phthalates currently covered by REACH restrictions have been made by other companies, and these are currently undergoing scrutiny by the European Chemicals Agency, ECHA.

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