Monthly Archives: October 2015

KFT Tries New Testing Method for Mixtures of Substances

The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) and the German Chemical Industry Association (Verband der Chemischen Industrie: VCI) have jointly developed a method that enables quick and reliable estimation of the dangers posed by mixtures of substances in terms of exposure … Continue reading

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Brazil Plans Legislation for Chemicals

The Brazilian Ministry of the Environment (Ministério do Meio Ambiente (MMA) wants to adopt appropriate laws by the end of the year. The officers of the ministry plan a national database for chemicals modeled on those of the European Union … Continue reading

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REACH 2018: Where Risks Lurk

The REACH Advisory Group of the VCH is reminding its member firms not to push preparations for the registration required in May 2018 to the back burner and to address the matter right now. Two-and-a-half years is not a lot … Continue reading

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Updated CLP Guidelines

The ECHA has just updated its guidelines on the CLP Regulation. You can download the documents here. The current version provides an overview of the obligations imposed by the CLP Regulation, especially after the transition phase for classification, labeling, and … Continue reading

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Documents for Downstream Users

The ECHA Web site provides useful presentations on REACH and CLP for downstream users at no charge. The five following PowerPoint documents are available: REACH and CLP: Downstream User Overview Communication in the Supply Chain Checking the Exposure Scenario Identifying … Continue reading

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Free Chemicals Check

A non-profit organization, ChemSec is offering a service tool (SINimilarity) that can help corporate managers quickly determine if specific chemicals might be harmful to human health or the environment. The tool is an important aid for nonchemists to determine the … Continue reading

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Substances in Building Materials Subject to Authorization

More and more building materials are subject to the authorization required of substances of very high concern (SVHC). For example, the following are subject to authorization: Certain flame retardants in insulation materials, plasticizers in PVC, paints, adhesives, sealants, and pigments … Continue reading

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