Comments for Annex XV restriction report

Substance name: Formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers

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CAS Number: -

Scope: Restriction of formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers in mixtures and articles for consumer uses.

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SPECIFIC INFORMATION REQUESTS
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Information on test methods for determination of formaldehyde emissions from articles:

  • Do you have information on the use of the chamber test methods EN 717-1 or EN 16516 to measure formaldehyde emissions from articles other than wood-based panels?
  • Do you have information on other test methods used for the determination of formaldehyde emissions from articles?

Please provide information on method used (e.g. reference to relevant standard), type of tested article, material of which the article is made, sampling method, test conditions, provisions for sampling and testing big articles and complex articles, and testing costs.

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Information on formaldehyde emissions from articles other than wood-based panels:

  • Do you have information on formaldehyde emissions from articles other than wood-based panels used in indoor environments?

Please provide information on measured emissions with specific reference to article type, source of information (e.g. research study), test method used (e.g. reference to relevant standard), and test conditions (e.g. loading factor, air exchange, temperature, humidity).

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Information on formaldehyde concentrations in indoor environments other than buildings:

  • Do you have information on measured formaldehyde concentrations in indoor environments other than buildings, such as cars, trucks, buses, trains, airplanes, mobile homes, or container homes?

Please provide information on measured concentrations with specific reference to source of information (e.g. research study), measurement method used (e.g. reference to relevant standard), and measurement conditions (e.g. air exchange, temperature, humidity).

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Information on the impact of the restriction proposal on different industry sectors:

The restriction proposal targets all articles for consumer use. How does the proposed restriction affect your business/sector in terms of products placed on the EU market (either imported or manufactured in the EU), compliance costs, and transition period?

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Information on availability of alternatives:

Please provide information on the availability and suitability of alternatives:

  • to urea formaldehyde (UF) resins used in the production of wood-based panels;
  • to formaldehyde releasing resins/mixtures used in the production of articles  other than wood-based panels.

For each alternative, please indicate the formaldehyde releasing substance(s) replaced and provide information on the identity of the alternative substance(s), including information on possible release of hazardous substances and advantages and disadvantages from use of alternatives. In case the alternative is a different formaldehyde releasing substance, please indicate the reduction in formaldehyde emissions from the use of the alternative.

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