[Alt-photo] The end of dichromate?

Laura V laura at lavatop.com
Sun Oct 4 14:27:25 UTC 2015


Thanks for this info. Iceland isn't in the EU (it's EEA), so maybe I'm 
safe for now, but can't hurt to stock up just in case.

Laura

On 10/4/15 2:17 PM, Jacques Kevers via Alt-photo-process-list wrote:
> Don,
> As per regulation (EU) No. 348/2013 amending Annex XIV of the REACH
> Regulation (EC) n. 1907/2006, published on 18 April 2013 in the European
> Union Official Journal L 108, an effective prohibition date has been set
> for various products. From that date the selling as well as the use of the
> mentioned substances is banned in the European Union. If one wants to
> continue using or selling these substances, an authorization application
> has to be submitted to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) at the latest
> 18 months before the prohibition date. For the various dichromates (sodium,
> potassium, ammonium) the application has to be submitted before March 21st,
> 2016. The prohibition becomes effective as of September 21st, 2017. The
> placing on the market and use of these substances are forbidden starting
> from this date. In some countries, it is already difficult to order
> dichromates (I think Silverprint in the UK doesn't sell them any more). Of
> course, while the sales ban is easily implemented, monitoring the use of
> products held in private homes is practically impossible... So, I agree
> with Christina: in Europe at least, it is time to stockpile. At this
> moment, it is still possible to get potassium dichromate without problems
> in Belgium.
> Best,
> Jacques
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