Notification of Polyplastics products containing substances to be listed in REACH Annex XVII (the Restriction List)

Polyplastics Co., Ltd.

Dear valued customers,

Polyplastics Co., Ltd.
Quality Assurance Department


We thank you very much for your continued support of the products Polyplastics Co., Ltd. offers. Due to a change in the EU regulations concerning chemical substances, handling of some substances used in Polyplastics products is now subject to restrictions. Please read the following for details.

On January 28, 2022, we announced on our website that a chemical substance that is used as an ingredient in some of the products Polyplastics offers was newly added to the list of SVHCs (Substances of Very High Concern) as stipulated in Article 59 of the EU REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) Regulation on January 17, 2022.

As of December 17, 2022, in accordance with Article 68-(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, the substance concerned used in our products will be placed on the list of restricted substances in Annex XVII.

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Substance subject to the restrictions

6,6’-di-tert-butyl-2,2-methylenedi-p-cresol (CAS No.119-47-1)


Pursuant to Entry 30 of Annex XVII, the substance itself (CAS No. 119-47-1) and mixtures containing more than 0.3 wt% of the substance (applicable to some of our products) may no longer be placed on the market or used.

Notes:  Molded products are not subject to the restrictions. There are exemptions for some usages. For more information, please refer to the “Conditions of restriction” section of the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) website:

Products Polyplastics offers to which the above restrictions apply (resin pellets)

For the Polyplastics products that are subject to the restrictions, we are proposing the change of formulation or use of alternative products. Please contact our sales representative for details. (Contact can also be made through our website.)
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