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The European Commission (EC) has proposed to restrict the use of (3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-tridecafluorooctyl) silanetriol and any of its mono-, di-or tri-O-(alkyl) derivatives (TDFAs) in spray products under the Regulation (EC) No 19072006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

This amendment specifically restricts the use of (3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-tridecafluorooctyl) silanetriol and any of its mono-, di-or tri-O-(alkyl) derivatives (TDFAs) with organic solvents in a concentration, individually or in any combination, equal to or greater than 2 ppb by weight of the mixtures.

Spray products’ means aerosol dispensers, pump sprays, trigger sprays and mixtures, marketed for proofing or impregnation spray applications

A public consultation is open for this draft until December 2, 2018.

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