Wednesday 17 March 2021

Environment Agency (DEFRA) - Nonylphenol chemical update for the Textile Sector - REACH Regulations

The Environment Agency  (EA) are one of the regulatory bodies for UK REACH, this is the regime governing the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.  They enforce this legislation for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Notification has been received of a recent restriction for the placing on the market of textile articles containing Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs), this applied from 3 February 2021.

Restriction from entry 46a of Annex 17 of the REACH Regulation

Communication to explain the ruling

For any questions relating to this subject, please contact the EA’s Chemical Compliance Team at [email protected].



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