Regulation (EU) 2023/1464, of 14th July 2023, introduced a new entry to Annex XVII of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH) that concerns formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing substances.

Entry 77 states that the abovementioned substance shall not be placed on the market in articles, after 6 August 2026, if, under the test conditions specified in Appendix 14 of the regulation, the concentration of formaldehyde released from those articles exceeds:

(a) 0,062 mg/m3 for furniture and wood-based articles;

(b) 0,080 mg/m3 for articles other than furniture and wood-based articles.

For road vehicles the deadline is postponed of one year.

If you are interested in this topic, you can find all the applicable exemptions and test methods to measure formaldehyde releases to indoor air and the interior of vehicles in the text of the Regulation available at this page.

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