Monthly Archives: April 2015

Polymer Analysis

EU experts have published a study that examines various options for the registration of polymers. They studied the approaches to registration in various countries, including Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zeeland, China, and South Korea. One approach organizes polymers into groups … Continue reading

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Chloride Compounds in the Trash

It is the objective of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants and the resulting European Regulation (EG) 850/2004 (EU Regulation on POPs) to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants. At the request of the German … Continue reading

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Saving Time and Costs for Suppliers

Material Compliance will be a challenge for the industry worldwide. Concentrations of restricted or prohibited substances may not exceed certain threshold values in the materials supplied. BOMCheck.net, a centralized, Web-based database, supports subcontractors and their suppliers. It stores their materials … Continue reading

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Biocidal Products Regulation: Orientation Aids for Active Substances Generated in Situ

To assist with orientation, the EU agencies responsible for biocides have published a list of active substances generated in situ and substances that trigger them. The substances are a constitutive part of the inspection program. The document clarifies how to … Continue reading

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Canada: Penalty Card for Five Substances

The Canadian government has suggested prohibiting the use of the following substances: Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) Perfluorooctanoic acid PFOA), its salts, and its precursors Long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids (LC-PFCAs), their salts, and their precursors Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) Perbrominated substances … Continue reading

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Launch of REACH Substance Evaluations 2015

The ECHA has approved the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP). The plans calls for evaluating a total of 135 substances between 2015–17, including 48 this year alone. Individual EU states are responsible for evaluating the substances. In Germany, three federal … Continue reading

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