Flame Retardant decaBDE (bis(pentabromophenyl)ether) given sunset date | March 2017

Widely used as an additive flame retardant with applications in many different sectors, in particular in plastic and textile articles but also in adhesives, sealants, coatings and inks


1. Shall not be manufactured or placed on the market as a substance on its own after 2 March 2019.

2. 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, or any part thereof, in a concentration equal to or greater than 0,1 % by weight, after 2 March 2019.

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