Latest update and new entry of D4 & D5 (Entry 70) to REACH Annex XVII

REACH Annex XVII was recently updated by ECHA on 17 Jan 2018. The annex obtains 66 valid entries and each entry indicates the substance or group of substances or the mixture, and the consequent restrictions conditions.

The latest addition of substance to REACH Annex XVII is Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5), the Entry 70 by the legislation of COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2018/35 on 10 Jan 2018

Entry: 70

Substance: - Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane, CAS number: 556-67-2/ EC number: 209-136-7, and Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane, CAS number: 541-02-6/ EC number: 208-746-9,

Scope: Personal Care Products – 1) shall not be placed on the market in wash-off cosmetic products in a concentration equal to or greater than 0,1 % by weight of either substance, after 31 January 2020 and 2) for the purposes of this entry, “wash-off cosmetic products” means cosmetic products as defined in Article 2(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 that, under normal conditions of use, are washed off with water after application.

Limit: 0.1%w/w

For details, please read the official document of Commission Regulation 2018/35 at

The latest change of the annex regards the limit of Dimethylfumarate (DMF) and toluene.

Entry 61          

Substance: Dimethylfumarate (DMF)    

Scope: Articles or any parts of the articles    

Limit: 0.1 mg/kg

Entry 48

Substance: Toluene

Scope: Adhesives or spray paints intended for supply to the general public

Limit: 0.1%w/w

Please note that entry 33, 39 and 42 have been deleted due to REACH updates and they are no longer valid.




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