Commission adopts BPA restriction in thermal paper


The European Commission has published a Regulation amending Annex XVII - the restricted substances list - to add bisphenol A (BPA).

BPA shall not be placed on the market in thermal paper in a concentration equal to or greater than 0.02% by weight, after 2 January 2020.

In July a committee of member state officials backed France’s proposal for an EU ban.

The Regulation will enter into force on 1 January 2017.

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