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REACH

Restrictions

Entry 58 of Annex XVII to REACH - Ammonium Nitrate

Can the downstream users acquire ammonium nitrate in order to produce mixtures containing more than 16% of nitrogen in relation to ammonium nitrate for supply to the general public, for example, in cold packs according to Entry 58 of Annex XVII?

If a downstream user uses ammonium nitrate to produce a mixture containing ammonium nitrate below the threshold, it may place this mixture on the market for supply the general public. But downstream users should not use ammonium nitrate in order to produce a mixture containing ammonium nitrate above the threshold for supply to the general public. The restriction is applicable to medical devices as well as to other mixtures containing more than 16% of nitrogen in relation to ammonium nitrate for supply to the general public. For example, instant cold packs which contain more than 16% of nitrogen in relation to ammonium nitrate may not be sold to the general public since 27 June 2010.

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