Application Note: REACH update – inclusion of alkylphenol ethoxylates in Annex XIV
28 August 2019

There are current concerns among the wider market regarding the inclusion of octylphenol ethoxylates (OPE), such as Triton X-100, and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) in the European Authorisation list (Annex XIV) of REACH. The REACH Annex XIV sunset date is January 4, 2021. After this date, OPE and NPE products cannot be used, unless special authorization is granted by the authorities or the intended use is exempted from authorization.