MYTH: DEHP will be banned after 2015
Based on Regulation (EC) № 1907/2006 (REACH), DEHP was placed on the list of substances for which authorization is required, i.e. permits must be obtained for specific applications. If a used holds no permit, he may not use DEHP after the so-called “sunset date”, i.e. after 21st. February 2015. Having its clients in mind, Grupa Azoty ZAK S.A. applied for authorization, and when a positive decision is taken in this regard, DEHP produced by Grupa Azoty ZAK S.A. may be used after the date as above, in compliance with the conditions as described in the petition. The authorization procedure does not cover the use of DEHP in medical devices which are governed by other regulations of law.