Reclassification of TMPTGE

Toxicological studies were recently conducted in the framework of the REACH registration of the substance trimethyloltriglycidylether, 1-(2,3-epoxypropoxy)-2,2-bis(2,3-epoxypropoxy)methyl)butane (CAS no. 30499-70-8, also known as TMPTGE).

These studies revealed an adverse effect of the substance on sexual function and fertility; the substance therefore has to be reclassified under GHS as “Reprotoxicant Cat. 1B, H360F: May damage fertility”. 

Consequences of reclassification

This change of classification and the attached labeling requirements should equally apply to all products containing the substance CAS 30499-70-8 at a concentration greater or equal to 0.3%, including products that may be regarded as polymers.

The members of the Epoxy Resins Committee of PlasticsEurope will by 1 September 2016 adapt the SDSs and labels of all relevant sales items to the new requirements.

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