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Annex V to Directive 2002/72/EC is amended as follows:
(1) Part A is replaced by the following:
`Part A: General specifications
Plastic material and articles shall not release primary aromatic amines in a detectable quantity (DL = 0,01 mg/kg of
food or food simulant). The migration of the primary aromatic amines appearing in the lists in Annex II and III is
excluded from this restriction.
(2) In Part B, the following new specifications are inserted, in the appropriate numerical order:
Ref. No
Carbon black
-- Toluene extractables: maximum 0,1 %, determined according to ISO method
-- UV absorption of cyclohexane extract at 386 nm: < 0,02 AU for a 1 cm cell
or < 0,1 AU for a 5 cm cell, determined according to a generally recognised
method of analysis.
-- Benzo(a)pyrene content: max 0,25 mg/kg carbon black.
-- Maximum use level of carbon black in the polymer: 2,5 % w/w
Petroleum hydrocarbon resins (hydrogenated)
Petroleum hydrocarbon resins, hydrogenated are produced by the catalytic or
thermal polymerisation of dienes and olefins of the aliphatic, alicyclic and/or
monobenzenoid arylalkene types from distillates of cracked petroleum stocks
with a boiling range not greater than 220 C, as well as the pure monomers
found in these distillation streams, subsequently followed by distillation, hydro-
genation and additional processing.
Viscosity: > 3 Pa.s at 120 C.
Softening point: > 95 C as determined by ASTM Method E 28-67.
Bromine number: < 40 (ASTM D1159)
The colour of a 50 % solution in toluene < 11 on the Gardner scale
Residual aromatic monomer
50 ppm
Polyester of 1,4-butanediol with caprolactone
MW fraction < 1 000 is less than 0,5 % (w/w)
The substance shall meet the purity criteria established in Commission Directive
96/77/EC (*)
Soybean oil, epoxidized
Oxirane < 8 %, iodine number < 6
(*) OJ L 339, 30.12.1996, p. 1.
Official Journal of the European Union
L 91/33