4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated and 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated


Summary

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a public consultation on 19 applications for authorisation covering 30 uses of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated and 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated used in the production of various medical devices (e.g. in vitro diagnostic kits/reagents) and medicinal/biopharmaceuticals/laboratory products (e.g. Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients); used in the manufacture of interlayer polymer films for laminated safety glass.

Submit your comments until 8 January 2020 (23:59 Helsinki time).


Description

ECHA has launched a public consultation on 19 applications for authorisation covering 30 uses of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (EC-; CAS-) and 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated  (EC-; CAS-): used in the production of various medical devices (e.g. in vitro diagnostic kits/reagents) and medicinal/biopharmaceuticals/laboratory products (e.g. Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients); used in the manufacture of interlayer polymer films for laminated safety glass.

More information about the uses that authorisation is applied for, including the description of the function of the substance, exposure scenarios, possible alternatives identified by the applicants, together with socio-economic information, is available on ECHA's website.

Submit your comments until 8 January 2020 (23:59 Helsinki time).

More about the applications for authorisation process

The purpose of public consultations is to gather additional relevant and meaningful information on possible alternatives for the uses applied for. It offers the opportunity for public engagement in the regulatory process.

The information submitted will be taken into account in the development of the opinion for the relevant applications for authorisation by ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) and the Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC).

Each public consultation on alternatives lasts eight weeks.

About ECHA

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4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (EC-; CAS-) and 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated  (EC-; CAS-): used in the production of various medical devices (e.g. in vitro diagnostic kits/reagents) and medicinal/biopharmaceuticals/laboratory products (e.g. Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients); used in the manufacture of interlayer polymer films for laminated safety glass.


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