Monday, March 25, 2019European Commission

New coatings for nano-TiO2 soon to be authorized

De nouveaux enrobages pour le nano-TiO2 bientôt autorisés

On 21 March 201p, the European Union transmitted to WTO a draft Regulation aimed to authorise the use of additional coating materials for the UV-filter Titanium dioxide (nano) in cosmetic products. Modification of Annex VI (authorised UV-Filters) is expected to be adopted during the 4th quarter of 2019.

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Notification Date

21 March 2019

Products covered

Cosmetics

Title of the notified document

Draft Commission Regulation amending Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products

Content

This draft Commission Regulation aims at authorising the use of additional coating materials for the UV-filter Titanium dioxide (nano) in cosmetic products.

Objective

Protection of human health and safety

The text of the future regulation

Whereas

1. Titanium dioxide is currently allowed as a UV-filter in cosmetic products, including in the form of nanomaterial. Titanium dioxide (nano) is listed in entry 27a of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009. It is allowed at a maximum concentration of 25% in ready for use preparation, except in applications that may lead to exposure of the end user’s lungs by inhalation and subject to the characteristics listed in the entry.

2. The characteristics listed in entry 27a of Annex VI concern the allowed physicochemical properties of titanium dioxide (nano) and the substances with which it can be coated.

3. The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) concluded in an opinion of 7 March 2017, corrected on 22 June 2018, that the use of the three forms of titanium …

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