Monthly Archives: December 2014

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2015

“Having time is the most important, even indispensable, precondition for any culture,” according to Austrian author Friedrich Torberg. And just how little time we have is never clearer than in the holiday season, when the end of the year nears. … Continue reading

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ECHA Publishes Updated Action Plan (CoRAP)

The action plan (Community Rolling Action Plan – CoRAP) lists all the substances that must be evaluated in the context of the REACH Regulation. The plan is updated regularly and can be downloaded here. It contains useful information on why … Continue reading

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Controversy on Toxic Substances in Toys

Many stores in the United States still sell toys that are loaded with toxic substances. That’s the accusation of a nongovernmental organization, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG). In its report, the group’s management writes that the toys … Continue reading

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KFT Signs Diversity Charter

We advocate for a work environment that is appreciative, is free of prejudice, and is a place where talent counts. That’s why diversity is an important criterion. It brings us multifaceted talent that enriches our team. It’s also why diversity … Continue reading

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SIEF: Guidelines for More Fairness

For years now, companies have taken advantage of an option to register substances together. They use a forum to exchange information about studies, rating, and classification, the Substance Information Exchange Forum, or SIEF. With the objectice of avoiding animal experiments. … Continue reading

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Emergency Numbers: The Decisive Piece of the Puzzle

Emergency numbers are important in two respects. First, they must be provided in safety data sheets according to the REACH Regulation (1907/2006/EG). Second, legal regulations on transport, particularly by airlines, absolutely demand emergency numbers – usually on a carriage document … Continue reading

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