In December 2016 4,4’-isopropylidenediphenol, also known as bisphenol A or BPA, was added to REACH’s Restricted Substance List (RSL), Annex XVII, and in January 2017 it was also added to REACH’s Substances of Very High Concern Candidate list for Authorisation (SVHC). The CAS number for BPA is 80-05-7.

The RSL restriction begins in January 2020, after which time BPA A "shall not be placed on the market in thermal paper in a concentration equal to or greater than 0.02% by weight".

The SVHC listing may trigger immediate obligations under REACH’s Article 33.

For more information on the REACH SVHC and RSL lists, visit the ECHA website at: