On 5 April 2019, the Official Journal of the European Union issued a notice approving the application for authorization on the use of substances listed in annex XIV of REACH regulation. Due to its carcinogenic and mutagenic properties, Chromium trioxide was listed as a candidate in 2010.


The authorization information is as follows:

Substance name

EC Number

CAS Number

Holder of the authorisation

Authorisation number

Authorised use

Date of expiry of review period

Reasons for the decision

Chromium trioxide



Federal-Mogul Valvetrain GmbH, Hannoversche Strasse 73, 30980 Barsinghausen, Germany


Use of chromium trioxide in functional chrome plating of valves for the use in petrol and diesel engines for light-and heavy duty vehicles.

21 September 2029

In accordance with Article 60(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, the socioeconomic benefits outweigh the risk to human health and the environment arising from the uses of the substance and there are no suitable alternative substances or technologies in terms of their technical and economic feasibility.

EU also accepted the application by French company for industrial use of 1,2-dichloroethane as a solvent for the synthesis of polyepichlorohydrin used as a precursor in the production of glycidyl azide polymer. It is an oligomer with hydroxyl terminations used to increase the energetic performance of propellants and explosives.

C&K Testing reminds enterprises to pay close attention to REACH Regulation, to prevent the subsequent risk in time.

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