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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. Its decision-making process can be followed through the comitology register, where further information is published about the REACH Committee's past and upcoming meetings.

On 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) withdrew from the EU. The transition period provided by the withdrawal agreement ended on 31 December 2020. As of 1 January 2021, an application for an authorisation submitted by a person established in the UK (except Northern Ireland) is no longer valid in the EU, unless that application has been transferred to a legal entity established in the EU or Northern Ireland before the end of the transition period. Therefore, authorisation applications and decisions in so far as these concern persons established in the UK (except Northern Ireland) are no longer considered valid. 

 

 
0230-01 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - Safran Landing Systems; SOCIETE DE TRAITEMENTS ELECTROLYTIQUES NORMALISES S.T.E.N. Industrial use of 4-NPnEO as non-reactive surfactant in the sealing product in sulfuric acid anodization process of aluminium alloy parts of aircraft landing gears Opinion development
0229-01 Review report Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 Volta Energy Solutions Hungary Kft Industrial formulation of a chromium trioxide solution below 0.1% w/w concentration for the passivation of copper foil used in the manufacture of Lithium Ion Batteries (LiB) for motorised vehicles Opinion development
0228-01 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 Eaton S.R.L; Eaton Automotive Systems sp.zoo The use of Chromium Trioxide (EC 215-607-8) by Eaton Vehicle Group (Eaton) across two legal entities in the functional chrome plating of engine valves and valve actuation (“lash adjusters”) Opinion development
0227-01 Review report Trichloroethylene 201-167-4 79-01-6 ROQUETTE Frères Use as a processing aid in the biotransformation of starch to obtain betacyclodextrin Opinion development
0226-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - LETI Pharma, S.L.U. [name of applicant in the original application: Laboratorios LETI, S.L.U. updated due to a notified change of corporate name] Use of 4-tert-OPnEO in aqueous buffers during the manufacturing process of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (Protein Q) of the veterinary vaccine LetiFend® Opinion development
0225-02 Initial 4,4'-methylenebis[2-chloroaniline] 202-918-9 101-14-4 Limburgse Urethane Castings NV Industrial use of 2,2'-Dichloro-4,4'-methylenedianiline (MOCA) in the manufacture of high-performance polyurethanes specifically for heavy-duty rollers, tensioner pads and spring blocks with high reliability requirements for offshore energy and renewables sectors. Opinion development
0225-01 Initial 4,4'-methylenebis[2-chloroaniline] 202-918-9 101-14-4 Limburgse Urethane Castings NV Industrial use of 2,2'-Dichloro-4,4'-methylenedianiline (MOCA) in the manufacture of high-performance polyurethanes specifically for custom-made rollers with high reliability requirements for steel and aluminium sectors. Opinion development
0224-01 Review report 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 EURENCO Industrial use of 1,2-Dichloroethane as a solvent for the synthesis of Polyepichlorohydrin used as a precursor in the production of Glycidyl Azide Polymer, an oligomer with hydroxyl terminations used to increase the energetic performance of propellants and explosives. Opinion development
0223-01 Review report 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 Lanxess Deutschland GmbH Industrial use as a swelling agent during the sulphonation reaction of polystyrene-divinylbenzene copolymer beads in the manufacturing of strong acid cation exchange resins. Opinion development
0222-01 Review report Sodium dichromate 234-190-3
7789-12-0
10588-01-9
Gruppo Colle.S.r.l. Use of Sodium dichromate as mordant in wool dyeing with dark colours. Opinion development
0221-02 Initial Sodium dichromate 234-190-3
7789-12-0
10588-01-9
U. S. Steel Košice, s.r.o. Use of Sodium Dichromate for Passivation of Electrolytic Tinplate (ETP). Opinion development
0221-01 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 U. S. Steel Košice, s.r.o. Use of Chromium (VI) Trioxide for Passivation of Electrolytic Tinplate (ETP). Opinion development
0220-02 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 SRG Global Ibi, S.L. Functional chrome plating with decorative character for transportation applications. Opinion development
0220-01 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 SRG Global Ibi, S.L. Chromium trioxide-based etching as pre-treatment step for electroplating of plastics for transportation applications. Opinion development
0219-01 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 Husqvarna AB Industrial use of a mixture containing Chromium Trioxide in functional chrome plating of the saw chain cutter links in order to meet stay sharp and durability requirements for use with chainsaws. Opinion development
0218-02 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 DOURECA - Produtos Plásticos, Lda. Industrial use of chromium trioxide to create a long-lasting and high durability chromium decorative surface on plastic substrates in the electroplating process for automotive applications. Opinion development
0218-01 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 DOURECA - Produtos Plásticos, Lda. Industrial use of hexavalent chromium trioxide for a pre-treatment step (etching) in the electroplating process for automotive applications. Opinion development
0217-02 Initial Bis(2-methoxyethyl) ether 203-924-4 111-96-6 Acton Technologies Limited Use of bis(2-methoxyethyl) ether (diglyme) as a carrier solvent in the application of sodium naphthalide etchant for fluoropolymer surface modification whilst preserving article structural integrity (downstream user processes) Opinion development
0217-01 Initial Bis(2-methoxyethyl) ether 203-924-4 111-96-6 Acton Technologies Limited Use of bis(2-methoxyethyl) ether (diglyme) as a carrier solvent in the formulation and subsequent application of sodium naphthalide etchant for fluoropolymer surface modification whilst preserving article structural integrity (in-house processes) Opinion development
0216-02 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 Viega Supply Chain GmbH & Co KG Etching of plastics with chromium trioxide as pre-treatment step for electroplating processes Opinion development
0216-01 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 Viega Supply Chain GmbH & Co KG Electroplating of different types of substrates using chromium trioxide to achieve functional surfaces with high durability and a bright silvery appearance for sanitary applications Opinion development
0215-02 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 Oras Oy Pre-treatment (“etching”) of plastic substrates using chromium trioxide for electroplating processes in sanitary applications Opinion development
0215-01 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 Oras Oy
Oras Olesno Sp.z.o.o.
Electroplating of metal and plastic substrates using chromium trioxide to achieve functional surfaces for sanitary applications Opinion development
0214-02 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH Pretex® functional chrome plating using chromium trioxide in closed reactor systems for the establishment of adjustable hemispherical surface structures on working rolls applied in the steel industry for the manufacture of cold-rolled, high quality textured sheet metal Opinion development
0214-01 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH Functional chrome plating using chromium trioxide in closed reactor systems for the establishment of a ‘conventional’ hard chrome coating on working rolls applied in the steel industry for the pre-manufacturing of cold-rolled, high-quality textured sheet metal Opinion development
0213-01 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 Steel Color S.p.A. Use of chromium trioxide as colouring and hardening agent for stainless steel plates Opinion development
0212-02 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 LARS Chemie, spol. s r.o.
CASTELCROM SRL; MATRIDOS S.L.U; PLATING BRAP S.A.U.
Industrial use of chromium trioxide for the functional chrome plating with decorative character for automotive and sanitary industry Opinion development
0212-01 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 LARS Chemie, spol. s r.o.
CASTELCROM SRL; MATRIDOS S.L.U; PLATING BRAP S.A.U.
Industrial use of chromium trioxide for the etching, pre-treatment step in the electroplating process of functional chrome plating with decorative character Opinion development
0211-02 Initial Sodium dichromate 234-190-3 10588-01-9 Tata Steel IJmuiden BV; Tata Steel UK Ltd - [Application void as of 01/01/2021] Use of Chromium (VI) Trioxide and Sodium Dichromate for Passivation of Electrolytic Tinplate (ETP) Opinions adopted
0211-01 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 Tata Steel IJmuiden BV; Tata Steel UK Ltd - [Application void as of 01/01/2021] Use of Chromium (VI) Trioxide and Sodium Dichromate for Passivation of Electrolytic Tinplate (ETP) Opinions adopted
0210-03 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 C. Hübner GmbH The use of chromium trioxide in the functional electroplating of single-component (1K) and multi-component (2K/3K) plastic articles with the specific aim of obtaining a final Cr(0) coating with high durability and chemical resistance while preserving the lightweight nature of the plastic component. Opinions adopted
0210-02 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 C. Hübner GmbH The use of chromium trioxide in the selective etching of multi-component (2K/3K) plastic articles. Opinions adopted
0210-01 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 C. Hübner GmbH The use of chromium trioxide in the etching of single-component (1K) plastic articles. Opinions adopted
0209-01 Initial Chromium trioxide 215-607-8 1333-82-0 Safran Aircraft Engines Industrial use of chromium trioxide-based mixtures for the surface treatment of legacy spare parts of military aircraft engines, including safety-critical parts whose failure endangers airworthiness Opinions adopted
0208-01 Review report Trichloroethylene 201-167-4 79-01-6 Blue Cube Germany Assets GmbH & Co. KG Industrial use of trichloroethylene as process chemical (enclosed systems) in Alcantara Material production Opinions adopted
0207-02 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - Chemetall GmbH; Chemetall PLC - [Application void as of 01/01/2021] Mixing, by Aerospace Companies and their associated supply chains, including the Applicant, of base polysulfide sealant components with NPE-containing hardener, resulting in mixtures containing < 0.1% w/w of NPE for Aerospace uses that are exempt from authorisation under REACH Art. 56(6)(a). Opinions adopted
0207-01 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - Chemetall GmbH; Chemetall PLC - [Application void as of 01/01/2021] The formulation of a hardener component containing NPE in Aerospace two-part polysulphide sealants. Opinions adopted
0206-03 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Phadia GmbH; B∙R∙A∙H∙M∙S GmbH Coating Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Receptor onto articles used as components of IVD reagent systems at B∙R∙A∙H∙M∙S GmbH and Phadia GmbH Opinions adopted
0206-02 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - Phadia GmbH; Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics UAB Use as component of buffer solutions for the production of purified proteins (cell extraction, chromatographic purification and solvent exchange) and in-process and final Quality Control testing; intended for use as laboratory reagents in Scientific Research and Development and In Vitro Diagnostic applications at Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics UAB Opinions adopted
0206-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Phadia GmbH; Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics UAB Use as component of buffer solutions for the production of purified proteins (cell extraction, chromatographic purification and solvent exchange) and in-process and final Quality Control testing; intended for use as laboratory reagents in Scientific Research and Development and In Vitro Diagnostic applications at Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics UAB Opinions adopted
0205-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Becton Dickinson Distribution Center NV Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (4-tert-OPnEO)) as a processing aid in imported Diagnostics Opinion development
0204-02 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Biokit S.A. Professional use of 4-tert-OPnEO as a detergent during the final use of latex-based, ELISA and CLIA In-Vitro-Diagnostic kits. Opinion development
0204-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Biokit S.A. Industrial use of 4-tert-OPnEO as a detergent in the preparation of reagents for incorporation into latex-based, ELISA and CLIA In-Vitro-Diagnostic kits. Opinion development
0203-02 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - PPG Europe B.V. in its legal capacity as Only Representative of PRC DeSoto International Inc. – OR5; Sealants Europe SAS; PPG Industries (UK) Ltd.; Boeing Distribution, Inc. – [Decision discontinued as of 01/01/2021]; Aviall UK Inc.; Wesco Aircraft EMEA Ltd (Poland); HAAS GROUP INTERNATIONAL SP. Z.O.O [application transferred from: “Wesco Aircraft EMEA, LTD (UK)” due to a notified legal entity change] Mixing, by Aerospace and Defence Companies, and their associated supply chains, including the Applicants, of base polysulfide sealant components with OPE-containing hardener, resulting in mixtures containing < 0.1% w/w of OPE for Aerospace and Defence uses that are exempt from authorisation under REACH Art. 56(6)(a). Opinions adopted
0203-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - PPG Europe B.V. in its legal capacity as Only Representative of PRC DeSoto International Inc. – OR5; Sealants Europe SAS; PPG Industries (UK) Ltd.; Boeing Distribution, Inc. – [Decision discontinued as of 01/01/2021]; Aviall UK Inc.; Wesco Aircraft EMEA Ltd (Poland); HAAS GROUP INTERNATIONAL SP. Z.O.O [application transferred from: “Wesco Aircraft EMEA, LTD (UK)” due to a notified legal entity change] The formulation of a hardener component containing OPE in Aerospace and Defence (A&D) two-part polysulphide sealants. Opinions adopted
0202-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Merckle-GmbH-Ulm The use of 4-OPnEO as an emulsifier in a silicone oil emulsion for siliconization of pre-filled syringes in a medicinal product Opinions adopted
0201-04 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Zoetis Belgium S.A. Industrial use as a viral inactivating agent in the manufacture of two veterinary biologic drugs for treatment of osteoarthritis in cats and dogs Opinion development
0201-03 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Zoetis Belgium S.A. Professional use as a surfactant in kits, kit reagents and buffer solutions in 18 veterinary In Vitro Diagnostic devices (IVDs) including one SERELISA, six ProFLOK, six WITNESS and five VetScan. The use is carried out by professional users in diagnostic laboratories and veterinary clinics to detect certain diseases in pets and farm animals Opinion development
0201-02 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Zoetis Belgium S.A.; Delpharm Biotech Industrial use in formulation of kits, kit reagents and buffer solutions in two WITNESS and three SERELISA veterinary In Vitro Diagnostic devices (IVDs) used for detecting certain diseases in pets and farm animals Opinion development
0201-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Zoetis Belgium S.A.; Delpharm Biotech Industrial use as a surfactant in a lysis buffer for the release of proteins and antigens from biological material used in the manufacture of three SERELISA veterinary In Vitro Diagnostic devices (IVDs) for detecting infectious disease in farm animals Opinion development



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