UK REACH: Publication of final opinion

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UK REACH application for authorisation: publication of final opinion

The Agency for UK REACH has published a final opinion on the below application for authorisation.

  • Reference: AFA006-01
    Substance: Trichloroethylene (TCE) (EC: 201-167-4, CAS: 79-01-6)
    Use: Use of trichloroethylene as an extraction solvent for removal of process oil and formation of the porous structure in polyethylene-based separators used in lead-acid batteries

HSE sent the final opinion to the appropriate authorities on 27 April 2023.

The Defra Secretary of State with the consent of the appropriate authorities has 6 months from receipt of the final opinion in which to make a decision on whether to grant the authorisation.

The opinion and other related documentation can be found on the HSE website:


List of UK REACH authorisations – granted and applications in progress

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