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European Commission published Regulation (EU) No 2016/217 on its Office Journal on 17 February 2016, amending REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 as regards Annex XVII(column 2 of entries 23 for Cadmium and its compounds. The amended regulation will enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 is amended:

Scope
Regulation (EU) 2016/217
Regulation (EU) 494/2011
Requirement (expressed as cadmium)
Shall not be used or placed on the market in paints with codes [3208] [3209] in a concentration (expressed as Cd metal) equal to or greater than 0,01 % by weight.
< 0.01%
Prohibited
For paints with codes [3208] [3209] with a zinc content exceeding 10 % by weight of the paint, the concentration of cadmium (expressed as Cd metal) shall not be equal to or greater than 0,1 % by weight.
< 0.1%
< 0.1%
Painted articles shall not be placed on the market if the concentration of cadmium (expressed as Cd metal) is equal to or greater than 0,1 % by weight of the paint on the painted article.’
< 0.1%
< 0.1%

Source:Regulation (EU) 2016/217

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