Monthly Archives: June 2016

SVHC in Products – The Great Unknown

At an EU workshop at the beginning of June, Erwin Annys, REACH director of the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), criticized suppliers from non-EU countries. Such suppliers often have too little or no information on EU regulation on dealing with … Continue reading

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Further Restrictions for Four Phthalates?

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the ECHA have jointly proposed a restriction of four phthalates: Diisobutylphthalate (DIBP), Dibutylphthalate DBP, Benzylbutyl phthalate (BBP), and Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP). They should not exceed 0.1% of products that might come into contact with … Continue reading

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How Safe Are Tattoo Inks and Permanent Makeup?

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission has issued a technical report on the use and possible health hazards of tattooing inks and permanent makeup (PMU). Both products are complex mixtures. Pigments are the primary components, over 100 … Continue reading

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Angela Ersöz: Our New Dangerous Goods Advisor

Our colleague Angela Ersöz has undergone training in and successfully passed the examination as a safety advisor for dangerous goods. The KFT team congratulates her on her success. More and more companies are taking advantage of the services of external … Continue reading

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eBay for Chemicals – Finding Safe Alternatives

ChemSec, the Swedish environmental protection organization, wants to create a portal to help manufacturers of chemicals and products find safe and environmentally friendly alternatives for hazardous materials that have been used in the past. The organization hopes for a platform … Continue reading

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Company Size as an Issue: The ECHA Offers Guidance

At the end of June, the ECHA will provide a new IT tool on its Web site. The tool helps companies find the correct classification of the size of their enterprise and to provide guidance. The size of the enterprise … Continue reading

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REACH 2018 – The Sixth Step: Submit Your Registration Dossier

You have now created your registration dossier. In the next and last step, you must submit the dossier over REACH-IT. Please make your submission as soon as you can, but before the end of March 2018. The ECHA will usually … Continue reading

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