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Updates on the German Proposed Restriction for PFHxA

2022-06-03 Reference source : ECHA

EU REACH Restricted use Risk assessment

Recently, the opinions of the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) and Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) were made available publicly on the ECHA website for undecafluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA). An initial proposal was made by Germany to set restrictions for undecafluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA) along with its salts and related substances (EC -, CAS -) in 2019.


Some details on the desired scope of restriction include:

  • PFHxA shall not be manufactured or placed on the market as substances on their own from the enforcement of such regulation.
  • From the enforcement of such regulation, PFHxA shall not be used in the production of, or placed on the market in:
    (a) another substance, as a constituent;
    (b) a mixture;
    (c) an article, in a concentration equal to or above x %.

Concerned individuals should pay close attention to updates following this adoption of the final opinions by the RAC and the SEAC, after which there would be the adoption of the restriction by the European Commission.

We acknowledge that the above information has been compiled from ECHA.