Official Journal of the European Union

C 127/6

Summary of European Commission Decisions on authorisations for the placing on the market for the use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

(published pursuant to Article 64(9) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (1))

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2016/C 127/05)

Decisions granting an authorisation

Reference of the decision (2)

Date of decision

Substance name

Holder of the authorisation

Authorisation number

Authorised use

Date of expiry of review period

Reasons for the decision

C(2016) 2003

8 April 2016

Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)

EC No 201-557-4

CAS No 84-74-2

Deza a.s., Masarykova 753, 75728 Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic


The use of DBP as an absorption solvent in a closed system in the manufacture of maleic anhydride

21 February 2027

Risk is adequately controlled in accordance with Article 60(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006.

There are no suitable alternatives at present.


The use of DBP in propellants:

Formulation: industrial use of DBP as a burning rate surface moderant, plasticiser and/or coolant in the formulation of nitrocellulose-based propellant grains;

Use at industrial site: Industrial use of DBP-containing propellant grains in manufacture of ammunition for military and civilian uses, and pyrocartridges for aircraft ejection seat safety systems (includes propellants for police-force ammunition and excludes propellants intended for manual, private reloading of ammunition cartridges by civilian users, i.e., licensed individual sports shooters and hunters. No consumer use of DBP or its mixtures is covered by this use)

21 February 2027


The industrial use of DBP in ceramic sheets and printing pastes for production of capacitors and lambda sensor elements

21 February 2019

(1)  OJ L 396, 30.12.2006, p. 1.

(2)  The decision is available on the European Commission website at: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/chemicals/reach/about/index_en.htm