Measures consistent with the European Union, Taiwan restrict seven kinds of phthalates material
September 6, 2011 news, recently, the Taiwan Environmental Protection (EPA) announced at a news conference, in order to phthalates and the EU in substance the same regulatory restrictions, will be classified as Class I and Class II in chemicals to be updated, added seven kinds of dangerous substances.
According to regulations, there are six substances are added to the class I chemicals, respectively, benzyl butyl phthalate esters (BBP), isononyl phthalate ester (DINP), isodecyl phthalate ester (DIDP), diethyl phthalate (DEP), phthalate (2 - ethylhexyl) (DEHP) and dimethyl phthalate (DMP). In addition, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) was updated to level II,. In addition, the earlier n-octyl phthalate (DNOP) has been classified as Class I chemicals. These eight chemicals will be restricted to use as a plasticizer. Other phthalates are classified as Class 4 substances toxic chemicals.
Taiwan EPA for these substances due to a restraining order issued earlier in the Taiwan market, the variety of food was found to contain DEHP, in order to make Taiwan's laws and regulations consistent with European Union decisions, orders DEHP, DBP, and BBP three plastic agent must comply with REACH regulations.
It is reported that phthalates substance use on a grace period of four years, but many companies do not restrict the use of these substances in accordance with regulations, the deadline for the transition period in January 21, 2015. After six months to 18 months, manufacturers must submit records of the use of these substances, and that date is also possible to extend the public consultation.