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Adopted opinions and previous consultations on applications for authorisation

Adopted opinions and previous consultations on applications for authorisation


This page provides further information on the applications for authorisation or review reports, which have undergone consultation. The applications for authorisation are in the opinion development phase until the final opinions of the Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-economic Analysis have been adopted and sent to the European Commission. The European Commission's decision-making process can be followed through the comitology register, where further information is published about the REACH Committee's past and upcoming meetings.

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Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
EC Number
CAS Number
Entry Nr in Annex XIV
Use name
Formulation of recycled soft PVC containing DEHP in compounds and dry-blends
Broad information on use applied for (conditions of use and function)
Key elements on the conditions of uses and functional requirements:
- Process temperatures in closed systems: 100-150 ˚C.
- Process temperatures during activities involving operator’s action: < 40 ˚C.
- The solid recyclates contain typically less than 10% of DEHP with maximum concentrations below 20%.
- Technical function: DEHP does not play any specific functional role for the applicants: it is merely present as a (largely unwanted) impurity in the waste that is collected, sorted, processed and then placed on the market in the form of recyclate. Nevertheless, the limited presence of DEHP in the recyclate may facilitate its processing into new PVC articles by reducing the amount of pure (or ‘virgin’) DEHP or other plasticizers that can be added to the compounds before new flexible PVC articles are produced. The use of pure DEHP is not covered by this application for authorisation.
Use applied for number in application for authorisation
Broad information on use applied for (Use descriptor system)
Sector of end use (SU): SU 10, 12
Environmental release category (ERC): ERC 3
Process category (PROC): PROC 1, 2, 3, 4, 8a, 8b, 14, 15
Process category (PC): PC 32
Summary table of RMMs and OCs (non confidential)
Section 9 and 10 of the CSR (original and updated, if available) (non confidential)

Analysis of Alternatives (non confidential report)

Substitution Plan (non confidential summary)
Socio-Economic Analysis (non confidential report)
Joint Analysis of Alternatives and Socio-Economic Analysis (non confidential report)
Explanatory note
Additional information
VINYLOOP FERRARA S.p.A.; Stena Recycling AB; Plastic Planet srl
Application type
Authorisation expired
Other consultations on the same/ similar use
Comments submitted to date
Download [ZIP]
Response to comments by applicant
Responses to RAC and SEAC requests by Applicant(s) (non confidential)
Compiled RAC and SEAC opinions
Minority positions
Adopted commission decision (OJ summary)
Authorisation decision
C(2016) 3549

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