Updated RSLs now available
SATRA is pleased to announce the release of this revised information.
The September 2022 issues of SATRA’s Restricted Substances Lists (RSLs) are now available to download from the SATRA website. SATRA has published three RSLs which contain information about restricted substances that are applicable to materials typically used in footwear, furniture and consumer products. These documents concisely explain the legislation relevant to each individual substance, list the maximum permitted concentration of each substance and include references to the national, international and SATRA test methods that can be utilised to assess conformity with the legislation.
SATRA revises these RSLs every six months to include any changes to restricted substances legislation that are relevant to the footwear, furniture and consumer products sectors, such as amendments to REACH (Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006) Annex XVII, UK REACH and the POP Regulation (EU) 2019/1021. Updates to the analytical test methods that can be followed to determine whether restricted substances are present are also included in revisions. The main change from the previous version is the inclusion of the new internal SATRA procedure SATRA SOP-067 that quantifies the presence of dimethlyformamide (DMFa), dimethylacetamide (DMAC) and 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) in leathers, rubbers and plastics. This enables the quantification of all three substances in one test, rather than following a separate test for each substance.
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This article was originally published on page 42 of the October 2022 issue of SATRA Bulletin.