Materials in contact with Drinking Water
Legislative requirements in relation to substances used in materials (e.g. pipes, pumps, valves, etc) in contact with drinking water are set in the new Drinking Water Directive (EU) 2020/2184 (DWD). The provisions in Article 11 sets the basis for the establishment of an EU harmonized positive list for starting substances, compositions or constituents to be authorised for use in the manufacture of materials or products in contact with water intended for human consumption.
The joint Drinking Water Group of FCA & PlasticsEurope established a subgroup on “Certification” which has worked on a position on composition disclosure for certification purposes.
In line with the option for a self-declaration offered by the German conformity attestation of product hygiene suitability for drinking water, the members developed a template* to be used for communication in the supply chain. This template summarises the main points to be included in a self-declaration.