Upcoming Restricted Materials Deadlines
Restricted materials compliance deadlines 2018-2021
On 17 October 2018, Claigan Environmental Inc. will present a webinar on restricted materials deadlines coming up for Q4 2018 all the way to mid 2021. With the rush to meet the compliance deadline for California Proposition 65, many companies have lost sight of the other important looming deadlines. This webinar will go over the key restricted materials compliance deadlines (new Prop 65 substances, RoHS 3 – phthalates, REACH Restriction (PFOA), EU MDR, amongst others) and also substance families whose expected restriction will impact product design and manufacture.
Roughly every six months from October 2018 though July 2021, there are new restricted materials compliance requirements coming into place. From the enforcement in Prop 65 of 2-MBT and PFOA in October 2018 through RoHS 3 (2015/863) to the new ECHA substance of concern database by the end of 2020, materials restrictions are accelerating at a pace not seen before. Each major deadline will be discussed in brief practical terms.
More and more of the materials being regulated are commonly used and will have impact on products. Phthalates are still very common(and have doubled in Prop 65 prosecutions in the past couple of months) but many of the newer restricted materials, such as the sulphur based compounds such as 2-MBT, are in a wide range of products.
Furthermore, the expected regulation / re-classification of the sulphur based compounds as endocrine disruptors (thyroid disruption), will bring into play materials that have not otherwise been regulated.
The main topics to be covered in this webinar are –
- Major restricted materials compliance deadlines 2018 – 2021
- RoHS 3 (2015/863) on phthalates
- Proposition 65 – new substances
- EU MDR – CMRs, EDCs, and allergens
- UAE / GCC RoHS
- ECHA Substance of Concern database
- The new EDCs – sulphur based thyroid disruptors
Due to the interest in these topics, two (2) webinars will be held on October 17 to accommodate a larger audience.