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Starting from August 18th, the requirements for PFOA and its salts in EU PTFE micro powder will be stricter!


Time:

2023-08-25

The European Union has revised the restrictions on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts, and related compounds in Annex I (Part A) of the EU Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation (EU) 2019/1021, effective August 18, 2023.

The European Commission has issued a revised regulation (EU) 2023/866 in its official gazette, amending the restrictions on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts, and related compounds in Annex I (Part A) of the EU Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) regulation (EU) 2019/1021. The revised regulation will be implemented from August 18, 2023.


The revision mainly aims to reduce the content limit of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its salts in polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) micropowder to 0.025 mg/kg after August 18, 2023. The current limit of 1 mg/kg only continues to apply to PTFE micropowders that will be transported or processed to reduce the concentration of PFOA and its salts to below 0.025 mg/kg.


The main content of the revision is as follows:

 

Terms Current regulations Revised Regulation (EU) 2023/866

Article 3 (2nd sentence)

The committee should review and evaluate this exemption no later than July 5, 2022. The committee should review and evaluate this exemption before August 25, 2023.

Article 4

 

For the purpose of this article, the exemption of Article 4 (1) (b) applies to polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) micropowder produced by ionizing radiation or thermal degradation with a concentration of PFOA and its salts not exceeding 1mg/kg (0.0001% by weight), as well as mixtures and articles containing PTFE micropowder for industrial and professional purposes. During the manufacturing and use of polytetrafluoroethylene powder, all emissions of PFOA should be avoided, and if not possible, should be minimized as much as possible. The committee should review and evaluate this exemption no later than July 5, 2022. For the purpose of this article, the exemption of Article 4 (1) (b) applies to polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) micropowders produced by ionizing radiation or thermal degradation with concentrations of PFOA and its salts not exceeding 1mg/kg (0.0001% by weight), as well as mixtures and articles containing PTFE micropowders for industrial and professional purposes, until August 18, 2023. During the manufacturing and use of polytetrafluoroethylene powder, all emissions of PFOA should be avoided, and if not possible, should be minimized as much as possible. The limit of 1mg/kg only applies to the production, marketing, and use of PFOA and its salts, provided they are present in transported or treated polytetrafluoroethylene micropowders, and the aim is to reduce the concentration of perfluorooctanoic acid and its salts to below the limit of 0.025mg/kg.

Article 5

(e) The manufacturing of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) for the production of: (i) high-performance corrosion-resistant gas filter membranes, water filter membranes, and filter membranes for medical textiles; (ii) Industrial waste heat exchanger equipment; (iii) Industrial sealant capable of preventing the leakage of volatile organic compounds and PM2.5 particles; Until July 4th, 2023 Delete (e) point

 

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