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Nonylphenol ethoxylates (C2H4O)nC15H24O
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01-07-2022
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Annex Legal Act Category Subcategory Use Limitation From To
Annex I Part 2
Annex I Part 1
Annex I Part 1
Annex I Part 1
Annex I Part 1
Annex I Part 2
643/2022 Pesticides
Industrial Chemicals
Industrial Chemicals
Pesticides
Pesticides
Industrial Chemicals

Industrial chemicals for consumer use
Industrial chemicals for professional use
Other pesticides such as biocidal products
Pesticides used as plant protection products

Banned
Severely Restricted
Severely Restricted
Banned
Banned
Severely Restricted
01-07-2022
Annex I Part 2
Annex I Part 1
Annex I Part 1
Annex I Part 1
775/2004 Pesticides
Industrial Chemicals
Pesticides
Pesticides

Industrial chemicals for professional use
Other pesticides such as biocidal products
Pesticides used as plant protection products
Banned
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Banned
Banned
17-05-2004 30-06-2022
Legislation text
It is prohibited to place on the market or use plant protection products containing nonylphenol ethoxylates (C2H4O)nC15H24O because this active substance has been prohibited according to Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and repealing Council Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC (OJ L 309, 24.11.2009, p. 1–50).

Nonylphenol ethoxylates (C2H4O)nC15H24O are banned for use in the sub-category ‘other pesticide including biocides’ under Regulation (EU) No 649/2012, since nonylphenol ethoxylates (C2H4O)nC15H24O are were not notified under the Community review programme for evaluation of existing substances under Directive 98/8/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 1998 concerning the placing of biocidal products on the market, repealed by Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2012 concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products (OJ L 167, 27.6.2012, p. 1–123).

In accordance with entry 46 of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), (OJ L 396, 30.12.2006, p. 1-849), pursuant to Commission Regulation (EC) No 552/2009 of 22 June 2009 amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) as regards Annex XVII (OJ L 164, 26.6.2009, p. 7-31):

Nonylphenol ethoxylates (C2H4O)nC15H24O shall not be placed on the market, or used, as substances or in mixtures, in concentrations equal to or greater than 0,1 % by weight for the following purposes:
(1) industrial and institutional cleaning except:
- controlled closed dry cleaning systems where the washing liquid is recycled or incinerated,
- cleaning systems with special treatment where the washing liquid is recycled or incinerated.
(2) domestic cleaning;
(3) textiles and leather processing except:
- processing with no release into waste water,
- systems with special treatment where the process water is pre-treated to remove the organic fraction completely prior to biological waste water treatment (degreasing of sheepskin);
(4) emulsifier in agricultural teat dips;
(5) metal working except:
- uses in controlled closed systems where the washing liquid is recycled or incinerated;
(6) manufacturing of pulp and paper;
(7) cosmetic products;
(8) other personal care products except:
- spermicides;
(9) co-formulants in pesticides and biocides. However, national authorizations for pesticides or biocidal products containing nonylphenol ethoxylates as co-formulant, granted before 17 July 2003, shall not be affected by this restriction until their date of expiry.

In addition, in accordance with entry 46a of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH), pursuant to Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/26 of 13 January 2016 amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) as regards nonylphenol ethoxylates (OJ L 9, 14.1.2016, p. 1–3), nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) (C2H4O)nC15H24O:

1. Shall not be placed on the market after 3 February 2021 in textile articles which can reasonably be expected to be washed in water during their normal lifecycle, in concentrations equal to or greater than 0,01 % by weight of that textile article or of each part of the textile article.

2. Paragraph 1 shall not apply to the placing on the market of second- hand textile articles or of new textile articles produced, without the use of NPE, exclusively from recycled textiles.

3. For the purposes of paragraphs 1 and 2, “textile article” means any unfinished, semi-finished or finished product which is composed of at least 80 % textile fibres by weight, or any other product that contains a part which is composed of at least 80 % textile fibres by weight, including products such as clothing, accessories, interior textiles, fibres, yarn, fabrics and knitted panels.

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