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PREAMBLE: REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals     [go to this PREAMBLE]
... (41) For reasons of workability and because of their special nature, specific registration requirements should be laid down for intermediates. Polymers should be exempted from registration and evaluation until those that need to be registered due to the risks posed to human health or the environment can be selected in a practicable and cost-efficient way on the basis of sound technical and valid scientific criteria. ...


ARTICLE-2: Application     [go to this ARTICLE]
... 9. The provisions of Titles II and VI shall not apply to polymers. ...


... 2. The Commission may present legislative proposals as soon as a practicable and cost-efficient way of selecting polymers for registration on the basis of sound technical and valid scientific criteria can be established, and after publishing a report on the following: ...
... (a) the risks posed by polymers in comparison with other substances; ...


ARTICLE-XVII: RESTRICTIONS ON THE MANUFACTURE, PLACING ON THE MARKET AND USE OF CERTAIN DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES, PREPARATIONS AND ARTICLES     [go to this ARTICLE]
... 23.CadmiumCAS No 7440-43-9EINECS No 231-152-8and its compounds | 1.Shall not be used to give colour to finished articles manufactured from the substances and preparations listed below:(a)polyvinyl chloride (PVC) [3904 10] [3904 21] [3904 22] [74],polyurethane (PUR) [3909 50] [74],low-density polyethylene (ld PE), with the exception of low-density polyethylene used for the production of coloured masterbatch [3901 10] [74],cellulose acetate (CA) [3912 11] [3912 12] [74],cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB) [3912 11] [3912 12] [74],epoxy resins [3907 30] [74],melamine — formaldehyde (MF) resins [3909 20] [74],urea — formaldehyde (UF) resins [3909 10] [74],unsaturated polyesters (UP) [3907 91] [74],polyethylene terephthalate (PET) [3907 60] [74],polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) [74],transparent/general-purpose polystyrene [3903 11] [3903 19] [74],acrylonitrile methylmethacrylate (AMMA) [74],cross-linked polyethylene (VPE) [74],high-impact polystyrene [74],polypropylene (PP) [3902 10] [74];(b)paints [3208] [3209] [74].However, if the paints have a high zinc content, their residual concentration of cadmium shall be as low as possible and shall at all events not exceed 0,1 % by mass.In any case, whatever their use or intended final purpose, finished articles or components of articles manufactured from the substances and preparations listed above coloured with cadmium shall not be placed on the market if their cadmium content (expressed as Cd metal) exceeds 0,01 % by mass of the plastic material.2.However, paragraph 1 does not apply to articles to be coloured for safety reasons.3.Shall not be used to stabilise the finished articles listed below manufactured from polymers or copolymers of vinyl chloride:packaging materials (bags, containers, bottles, lids) [3923 29 10] [3920 41] [3920 42] [74],office or school supplies [3926 10] [74],fittings for furniture, coachwork or the like [3926 30] [74],articles of apparel and clothing accessories (including gloves) [3926 20] [74],floor and wall coverings [3918 10] [74],impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics [5903 10] [74],imitation leather [4202] [74],gramophone records [8524 10] [74],tubes and pipes and their fittings [3917 23] [74],swing doors [74],vehicles for road transport (interior, exterior, underbody) [74],coating of steel sheet used in construction or in industry [74],insulation for electrical wiring [74].In any case, whatever their use or intended final purpose, the placing on the market of the above finished articles or components of articles manufactured from polymers or copolymers of vinyl chloride, stabilised by substances containing cadmium shall be prohibited, if their cadmium content (expressed as Cd metal) exceeds 0,01 % by mass of the polymer.4.However, paragraph 3 does not apply to finished articles using cadmium-based stabilisers for safety reasons.5.Within the meaning of this Regulation, "cadmium plating "means any deposit or coating of metallic cadmium on a metallic surface.Shall not be used for cadmium plating metallic articles or components of the articles used in the sectors/applications listed below:(a)equipment and machinery for:food production [8210] [8417 20] [8419 81] [8421 11] [8421 22] [8422] [8435] [8437] [8438] [8476 11] [74],agriculture [8419 31] [8424 81] [8432] [8433] [8434] [8436] [74],cooling and freezing [8418] [74],printing and book-binding [8440] [8442] [8443] [74];(b)equipment and machinery for the production of:household goods [7321] [8421 12] [8450] [8509] [8516] [74],furniture [8465] [8466] [9401] [9402] [9403] [9404] [74],sanitary ware [7324] [74],central heating and air conditioning plant [7322] [8403] [8404] [8415] [74].In any case, whatever their use or intended final purpose, the placing on the market of cadmium-plated articles or components of such articles used in the sectors/applications listed in points (a) and (b) above and of articles manufactured in the sectors listed in point (b) above shall be prohibited.6.The provisions referred to in paragraph 5 are also applicable to cadmium-plated articles or components of such articles when used in the sectors/applications listed in points (a) and (b) below and to articles manufactured in the sectors listed in (b) below:(a)equipment and machinery for the production of:paper and board [8419 32] [8439] [8441] [74],textiles and clothing [8444] [8445] [8447] [8448] [8449] [8451] [8452] [74];(b)equipment and machinery for the production of:industrial handling equipment and machinery [8425] [8426] [8427] [8428] [8429] [8430] [8431] [74],road and agricultural vehicles [chapter 87] [74],rolling stock [chapter 86] [74],vessels [chapter 89] [74].7.However, the restrictions in paragraphs 5 and 6 do not apply to:articles and components of the articles used in the aeronautical, aerospace, mining, offshore and nuclear sectors whose applications require high safety standards and in safety devices in road and agricultural vehicles, rolling stock and vessels,electrical contacts in any sector of use, on account of the reliability required of the apparatus on which they are installed.Owing to the development of knowledge and techniques in respect of substitutes less dangerous than cadmium and its compounds, the Commission shall, in consultation with the Member States, assess the situation at regular intervals in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 133(3) of this Regulation. | ...
... 23.CadmiumCAS No 7440-43-9EINECS No 231-152-8and its compounds | 1.Shall not be used to give colour to finished articles manufactured from the substances and preparations listed below:(a)polyvinyl chloride (PVC) [3904 10] [3904 21] [3904 22] [74],polyurethane (PUR) [3909 50] [74],low-density polyethylene (ld PE), with the exception of low-density polyethylene used for the production of coloured masterbatch [3901 10] [74],cellulose acetate (CA) [3912 11] [3912 12] [74],cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB) [3912 11] [3912 12] [74],epoxy resins [3907 30] [74],melamine — formaldehyde (MF) resins [3909 20] [74],urea — formaldehyde (UF) resins [3909 10] [74],unsaturated polyesters (UP) [3907 91] [74],polyethylene terephthalate (PET) [3907 60] [74],polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) [74],transparent/general-purpose polystyrene [3903 11] [3903 19] [74],acrylonitrile methylmethacrylate (AMMA) [74],cross-linked polyethylene (VPE) [74],high-impact polystyrene [74],polypropylene (PP) [3902 10] [74];(b)paints [3208] [3209] [74].However, if the paints have a high zinc content, their residual concentration of cadmium shall be as low as possible and shall at all events not exceed 0,1 % by mass.In any case, whatever their use or intended final purpose, finished articles or components of articles manufactured from the substances and preparations listed above coloured with cadmium shall not be placed on the market if their cadmium content (expressed as Cd metal) exceeds 0,01 % by mass of the plastic material.2.However, paragraph 1 does not apply to articles to be coloured for safety reasons.3.Shall not be used to stabilise the finished articles listed below manufactured from polymers or copolymers of vinyl chloride:packaging materials (bags, containers, bottles, lids) [3923 29 10] [3920 41] [3920 42] [74],office or school supplies [3926 10] [74],fittings for furniture, coachwork or the like [3926 30] [74],articles of apparel and clothing accessories (including gloves) [3926 20] [74],floor and wall coverings [3918 10] [74],impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics [5903 10] [74],imitation leather [4202] [74],gramophone records [8524 10] [74],tubes and pipes and their fittings [3917 23] [74],swing doors [74],vehicles for road transport (interior, exterior, underbody) [74],coating of steel sheet used in construction or in industry [74],insulation for electrical wiring [74].In any case, whatever their use or intended final purpose, the placing on the market of the above finished articles or components of articles manufactured from polymers or copolymers of vinyl chloride, stabilised by substances containing cadmium shall be prohibited, if their cadmium content (expressed as Cd metal) exceeds 0,01 % by mass of the polymer.4.However, paragraph 3 does not apply to finished articles using cadmium-based stabilisers for safety reasons.5.Within the meaning of this Regulation, "cadmium plating "means any deposit or coating of metallic cadmium on a metallic surface.Shall not be used for cadmium plating metallic articles or components of the articles used in the sectors/applications listed below:(a)equipment and machinery for:food production [8210] [8417 20] [8419 81] [8421 11] [8421 22] [8422] [8435] [8437] [8438] [8476 11] [74],agriculture [8419 31] [8424 81] [8432] [8433] [8434] [8436] [74],cooling and freezing [8418] [74],printing and book-binding [8440] [8442] [8443] [74];(b)equipment and machinery for the production of:household goods [7321] [8421 12] [8450] [8509] [8516] [74],furniture [8465] [8466] [9401] [9402] [9403] [9404] [74],sanitary ware [7324] [74],central heating and air conditioning plant [7322] [8403] [8404] [8415] [74].In any case, whatever their use or intended final purpose, the placing on the market of cadmium-plated articles or components of such articles used in the sectors/applications listed in points (a) and (b) above and of articles manufactured in the sectors listed in point (b) above shall be prohibited.6.The provisions referred to in paragraph 5 are also applicable to cadmium-plated articles or components of such articles when used in the sectors/applications listed in points (a) and (b) below and to articles manufactured in the sectors listed in (b) below:(a)equipment and machinery for the production of:paper and board [8419 32] [8439] [8441] [74],textiles and clothing [8444] [8445] [8447] [8448] [8449] [8451] [8452] [74];(b)equipment and machinery for the production of:industrial handling equipment and machinery [8425] [8426] [8427] [8428] [8429] [8430] [8431] [74],road and agricultural vehicles [chapter 87] [74],rolling stock [chapter 86] [74],vessels [chapter 89] [74].7.However, the restrictions in paragraphs 5 and 6 do not apply to:articles and components of the articles used in the aeronautical, aerospace, mining, offshore and nuclear sectors whose applications require high safety standards and in safety devices in road and agricultural vehicles, rolling stock and vessels,electrical contacts in any sector of use, on account of the reliability required of the apparatus on which they are installed.Owing to the development of knowledge and techniques in respect of substitutes less dangerous than cadmium and its compounds, the Commission shall, in consultation with the Member States, assess the situation at regular intervals in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 133(3) of this Regulation. | ...
... Distillates (petroleum), cracked steam-cracked petroleum distillates; Cracked gas oil (A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by distilling cracked steam cracked distillate and/or its fractionation products. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C10 to low molecular weight polymers.) | 649-441-00-6 | 270-727-8 | 68477-38-3 | | ...