The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has received the first application for authorisation under Regulation 1907/2006, on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

The application, made by Rolls-Royce plc, concerns the substance Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). The use applied for is the processing of a stop-off formulation containing DEHP during the diffusion bonding and manufacture of aero engine fan blades.

Interested parties can submit relevant information on alternatives via the web form on ECHA's website, which contains further information on the use mentioned above.

The eight-week public consultation closes on 9 October 2013.