Consultation for applications for authorisation

ECHA has launched a consultation on six applications for authorisation covering 11 uses of two substances:

  • chromium trioxide used in etching as a pre-treatment step in the electroplating processes of plastic substrates; in functional chrome plating of different types of substrates (including functional chrome plating for decorative purposes); as a colouring and hardening agent for stainless steel plates.
  • bis(2-methoxyethyl) ether (Diglyme) used as a carrier solvent in the formulation and subsequent application of sodium naphthalide etchant for fluoropolymer surface modification.

More information about the uses applied for, including the function of the substance, exposure scenarios, possible alternatives identified by the applicants, together with socio-economic information, is available on ECHA's website.

Deadline for comments is 7 October 2020.