European Commission publishes Regulation restricting NPEs in textiles

The European Commission published the Regulation to restrict nonyl phenol ethoxylates (NPEs) in textile articles on 13 January in the EU Official Journal. The substances shall not be placed on the market after 3 February 2021, in textile articles, which can be expected to be washed in water during their lifecycle, in concentrations greater than or equal to 0.01% by weight of that article or of each part of it. Further Information is available at: Text of Regulation

Chemical Watch, 14 January 2016 ;http://chemicalwatch.com ;