Monthly Archives: June 2015

KFT Wins Top-Consultant 2015 Award

KFT Chemieservice GmbH is regarded as one of the best consulting companies in Germany and was awarded the Top-Consultant 2015 prize for its services. During a celebration held in the Colosseum Theater in Essen as part of the summit of … Continue reading

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Information and Presentations from the 10th Stakeholders’ Day

The 10th Stakeholders’ Day took place in Helsinki on May 27. The conference offer participants the chance to hear the latest news and updates from ECHA, European industry associations and NGOs. You can download the entire agenda, the list of … Continue reading

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Rebecca Hiltrop: New Dangerous Goods Advisor

Our colleague Rebecca Hiltrop has successfully completed training and passed an examination to serve as a dangerous goods advisor. The KFT team congratulates her on this tremendous accomplishment. The KFT team is pleased about the new dangerous goods advisor, because … Continue reading

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Focusing on Silicon Compounds

British experts suggest that the EU limit the use of silicon compounds D4 (Cyclotetrasiloxane) and D5 (Cyclopentasiloxane). Both have a long life and accumulate in organisms and are therefore substances of very high concern. This fact triggered the initiative. D4 … Continue reading

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Conflict Minerals: The EU Parliament Puts Its Foot Down

The EU Parliament wants to reduce globally the import of minerals and metals from conflict areas and regions of high risk. Revenue from the sales of ore can finance corrupt regimes and provide weapons to groups of rebels. The Parliament … Continue reading

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Three Substances Banned

Some 1,200 environmental experts from 171 countries met in Geneva in mid-May for the Seventh Conference of the Parties (COP 7) under the motto “From Science to Action: Working for a Safer Tomorrow” to discuss future handling of chemicals and … Continue reading

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Is a Registration Obligation for Substances in Imported Products Legal?

A legal opinion issued by the German Environmental Protection Agency (Umweltbundesamt) states that a registration obligation for substances in imported products such as clothing, sports gear, and toys would be compatible with the legal demands of the World Trade Organization … Continue reading

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