Substance Regulatory Obligations


Glycollic acid

EC number: 201-180-5

CAS number: 79-14-1

Last updated: 10/03/2020
ECHA Legislation Regulatory Obligations

Regulatory obligations may exist for this substance under the legislations under ECHA’s remit or for which ECHA has delegated tasks (i.e. REACH, CLP, BPR, PIC, CAD / CMD, WFD, and POPs). Please check the substance Infocard.

Plastic Materials and Articles Regulation

EU. Com. Reg. No 10/2011 on plastic materials in contact with food

Also referred to as the Plastics Implementation Measure (PIM), this Regulation provides the Union List of monomers and other substances authorized in the manufacture of food contact plastics.

Name CAS FCM No Ref No. Additive or PPA Use as monomer/macromolecule FRF applicable SML (mg/kg) SML(T) Group Restriction No SML(T) Group FCM substances SML(T) (mg/kg) Restriction(s) Notes on verification Notes Physical form Group name Expressed As  
glycolic acid
Only to be used for manufacture of polyglycolic acid (PGA) for (i) indirect food contact behind polyesters such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polylactic acid (PLA); and (ii) direct food contact of a blend of PGA up to 3 % w/w in PET or PLA.

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