TPCH, a harmonised regulation in the US aimed at reducing certain harmful substances in packaging, is proposing to update its model legislation to regulate other harmful chemicals in packaging, notably PFAS and phthalates.
The main parts of the update:
Phthalates shall not be introduced in any quantity in the package or its components and shall not exceed 100ppm in the presence of impurities.Phthalates refer to all members of the phthalate organics, which contain two carbon chains located in the ortho position. The list of phthalates is not provided in this regulation.
No amount of perfluorinated compounds (PFAS) shall be intentionally introduced, and no detectable level of PFAS shall be found in any package or package component.Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS are all members of a fluorinated organic chemical class containing at least one perfluorocarbon atom.The detection limit level is not provided in this regulation.
Some current exemptions, such as vitrification labels and recycled materials, have been removed.
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