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Annex XVII of REACH Regulation:
Restrictions on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of certain dangerous substances, mixtures and articles in Furniture Industry.

  • For substances which have been incorporated in this Annex as a consequence framework of Directive 76/769/EEC, the restrictions shall not apply to storage, keeping, treatment, filling into containers, or transfer from one container to another of these substances for export, unless the manufacture of the substances is prohibited.
  • Articles not complying with the below mentioned conditions shall not be placed in the EU market.


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CAS No.

EC No.

Name
of the substance

Conditions of restriction

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Mercury compounds

Shall not be used as substances and constituents of mixtures intended for use:

  • to prevent the fouling by micro-organisms, plants or animals of:
    • the hulls of boats,
    • cages, floats, nets and any other appliances or equipment used for fish or shellfish farming,
    • any totally or partly submerged appliances or equipment;
  • in the preservation of wood;
  • in the impregnation of heavy-duty industrial textiles and yarn intended for their manufacture;
  • In the treatment of industrial waters, irrespective of their use.

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Organo stannic compounds

  • Shall not be placed on the market for use as substances and constituents of mixtures when acting as biocides in free association paint.
  • Shall not be placed on the market or used as substances and constituents of mixtures which act as biocides to prevent the fouling by micro-organisms, plants or animals of:
    • all craft irrespective of their length intended for use in marine, coastal, estuarine and inland waterways and lakes;
    • cages, floats, nets and any other appliances or equipment
    • used for fish or shellfish farming;
    • Any totally or partly submerged appliance or equipment.
  • Shall not be used as substances and constituents of mixtures intended for use in the treatment of industrial waters.
  • Tri-substituted organostannic compounds:
    • Tri-substituted organostannic compounds such as tributyltin (TBT) compounds and triphenyltin (TPT) compounds shall not be used after 1 July 2010 in articles where the concentration in the article, or part thereof, is greater than the equivalent of 0,1 % by weight of tin.
    • Articles not complying with point (a) shall not be placed on the market after 1 July 2010, except for articles that were already in use in the Community before that date.
  • Dibutyltin (DBT) compounds:
    • Dibutyltin (DBT) compounds shall not be used after 1 January 2012 in mixtures and articles for supply to the general public where the concentration in the mixture or the article, or part thereof, is greater than the equivalent of 0,1 % by weight of tin.
    • Articles and mixtures not complying with point (a) shall not be placed on the market after 1 January 2012, except for articles that were already in use in the Community before that date.
    • By way of derogation, points (a) and (b) shall not apply until 1 January 2015 to the following articles and mixtures for supply to the general public:
      • one-component and two-component room temperature vulcanisation sealants (RTV-1 and RTV-2 sealants) and adhesives,
      • paints and coatings containing DBT compounds as catalysts when applied on articles,
      • soft polyvinyl chloride (PVC) profiles whether by themselves or coextruded with hard PVC,
      • fabrics coated with PVC containing DBT compounds as stabilisers when intended for outdoor applications,
      • outdoor rainwater pipes, gutters and fittings, as well as covering material for roofing and façades,
    • By way of derogation, points (a) and (b) shall not apply to materials and articles regulated under Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004.
  • Dioctyltin (DOT) compound:
    • Dioctyltin (DOT) compounds shall not be used after 1 January 2012 in the following articles for supply to, or use by, the general public, where the concentration in the article, or part thereof, is greater than the equivalent of 0,1 % by weight of tin:
      • textile articles intended to come into contact with the skin,
      • gloves,
      • footwear or part of footwear intended to come into contact with the skin,
      • wall and floor coverings,
      • childcare articles,
      • female hygiene products,
      • nappies,
      • two-component room temperature vulcanisation moulding kits (RTV-2 moulding kits).
    • Articles not complying with point (a) shall not be placed on the market after 1 January 2012, except for articles

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Cadmium and is compounds

Shall not be used to give colour to finished articles manufactured from the substances and mixtures listed below:

  • polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyurethane (PUR)
  • low-density polyethylene (ld PE), with the exception of low-density polyethylene used for the production of coloured master batch
  • cellulose acetate (CA) and cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB)
  • epoxy resins and melamine — formaldehyde (MF) resins
  • urea — formaldehyde (UF) resins and unsaturated polyesters (UP)
  • polyethylene terephthalate and polybutylene terephthalate,
  • transparent/general-purpose polystyrene
  • acrylonitrile methylmethacrylate (AMMA) and polypropylene (PP)
  • cross-linked polyethylene (VPE) and high-impact polystyrene
  • Paints - However, if the paints have a high zinc content, their residual concentration of cadmium shall be as low as possible and shall at all events not exceed 0,1 % by weight.
  • Shall not be used to stabilise the finished articles listed below manufactured from polymers or copolymers of vinyl chloride
  • packaging materials (bags, containers, bottles, lids)
  • office or school supplies
  • fittings for furniture, coachwork or the like
  • articles of apparel and clothing accessories (including gloves)
  • floor and wall coverings
  • impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics
  • imitation leather
  • gramophone records
  • tubes and pipes and their fittings
  • swing doors
  • vehicles for road transport (interior, exterior, under body)
  • coating of steel sheet used in construction or in industry
  • insulation for electrical wiring

However, the above does not apply to finished articles using cadmium-based stabilisers for safety reasons
Shall not be used for cadmium plating metallic articles or components of the articles used in the sectors/applications listed below :

  • equipment and machinery for food production, agriculture, cooling and freezing, printing and book-binding
  • equipment and machinery for the production of house hold goods, furnitures, sanitatry ware and central heating and air conditioning plant
  • equipment and machinery for the production of paper and board, textile and clothing
  • equipment and machinery for the production of industrial handling equipment and machinery, road and agricultural vehicles, rolling stock and vessels

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