New restriction for formaldehyde from wood published
The European Union has published Regulation 2023/1464 which is a restriction on the release of formaldehyde (CAS 50-00-0) from a range of products, including furniture, where sources of formaldehyde have been deliberately added. The regulation was published on 14th July 2023 and products will need to comply with the requirements by August 2025. This is entry No.77 in Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation which details the requirements which apply to goods being placed on the EU market.
The text of the regulation is as follows: