In March 2017, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) officially started to assess a restriction on the use of diisocyanates, as proposed by the German health and safety authority. When the process is finalised, products with a diisocyanate content above a specified limit will either have to attempt to obtain an exemption, or appropriate training will have to be provided for users of the products.
FEICA has assembled a working group of experts from its member companies to support European industry’s efforts to prepare for the many requirements that will result when the restriction comes into force. The group is actively involved in tasks such as preparing draft exemption dossiers and compiling product uses that will fall under one or other regime according to the restriction. In this presentation, the chair of the working group, Torsten Funk, will describe the actions already taken and set out the next steps in the process.