April 14, 2016
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a compendium on analytical methods for restrictions under Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Annex XVII.
The compendium, which describes more than 100 recommended analytical methods to check compliance with REACH Annex XVII restrictions, will be used in the ongoing REACH-EN-FORCE 4 (REF-4) project. This is coordinated by ECHA's Enforcement Forum in which enforcement authorities in 29 European countries inspect restrictions of 14 substances. These may be found in products such as textiles, toys, jewelry, glues or brazing fillers.
Inspections will check company compliance with comply with REACH restrictions for:
- Asbestos fibers
- Cadmium and its compounds
- Nickel and its compounds
- Azocolourants and azodyes
- Diphenylether, octabromo derivative (C12H2Br8O)
- Chromium VI compounds
- Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
- Lead and its compounds
The compendium was published on March 31, 2016.