Ukraine Introduces Restrictions on Lead in Paint and Varnish

Top Quote A look at recent Ukrainian legislation restricting lead content in paint and varnish. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 04, 2021 - Ukraine introduces restrictions on lead in paint and varnishes that will come into effect on November 7, 2021.

    Published on May 7, 2021, Resolution No. 432 of April 28, 2021 – ‘Technical Regulation on the restriction of lead in paints, varnishes and raw materials’ – includes several important provisions. It applies to paints and raw materials (pigments and pigment concentrates) that are used in the manufacture of lead-based paints.

    Provisions include:
    • Restriction limit: no more than 90 mg/kg
    • Exemptions for paints and raw materials used in:
    o Restorations
    o Works of art
    o Objects of cultural heritage
    • Exempted products must be labelled: ‘НЕБЕЗПЕЧНО: містить свинець. Не застосовувати на поверхнях, доступних дітям чи вагітним жінкам! (Danger: contains lead. Do not use on surfaces accessible to children or pregnant women!)
    • Standards for sample preparation:
    o DSTU ISO 15528:2015 (ISO 15528:2013, IDT)
    o DSTU ISO 1513:2014 (ISO 1513:2010, IDT)
    o DSTU ISO 1514:2013 (ISO 1514:2004, IDT)
    o DTSU ISO 3251:2015 (ISO 3251, 2008, IDT)
    • Analytical method: ISO 6503:1984 (Flame atomic absorption spectrometry, FAAS)
    • Requirement that raw material suppliers must provide manufacturers with safety data sheets (SDS)

    More information in SGS SafeGuard 063/21.

    Paint materials and raw material components must carry the conformity mark as established under Ukrainian law. If applied to the product it must be visible, legible and indelible, otherwise it must be affixed to the packaging and indicated in the accompanying documents.

    Stakeholders are advised to now check their products conform to the latest Ukrainian standards.

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