Why Is DMF Prohibited By The EU

- Sep 24, 2020-

We often hear the word "DMF-free desiccant", so what is "DMF"?

DMF-full name Dimethyl Fumarate, chemical name dimethyl fumarate, is a chemical anti-mold agent, it has low toxicity, broad-spectrum antibacterial characteristics, has a special antibacterial effect on mold, is widely used in leather, shoes Sterilization and mildew treatment of light textile products such as sofas. DMF is irritating and will not cause harm to the human body at low doses. However, some manufacturers have considered the humid monsoon climate in Europe. In order to achieve the desired anti-mildew effect, more than normal use of DMF is used in some products, causing skin irritation, acute eczema and burns.


On March 17, 2009, the European Commission adopted the Decision for Member States to ensure that products containing the biocide dimethyl fumarate (DMF) are not put on the market or sold) (2009/251/EC) ), as of May 1, 2009, EU member states banned the release of products with a DMF content of more than 0.1 ppm or sold them on the market. Products containing DMF that have been placed on the market or sold in the market should be marked and consumed.

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