Monthly Archives: November 2016

Court Decision: Animal Testing Ban Applies Outside the EU

According to Article 18 of EU Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009, animal testing may no longer be performed with cosmetics or with products and substances in cosmetics. The ban has been in full effect since March 11, 2013. The transition … Continue reading

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REACH Deadline of 2018: Do I Register?

According to the REACH Regulation (consolidated version of July 14, 2016) all substances manufactured in or imported into the European Union in quantities greater than one ton per year by a manufacturer or an importer must be registered by May … Continue reading

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South Korea Limits Use of Nonylphenols

Nonylphenols with CAS numbers 25154-52-3, 104-40-5, 84852-15- 3, 139-84-4, 136-83-4, 90481-04-2, and 11066-49-2 along with nonylphenol ethoxylates with CAS numbers 9016-45-9, 27177-05- 5, 68412-54-4, 127087-87-0, 68412-53-3, 26027-38-3, and 37205-87-1 may no longer be used in the following ways in South … Continue reading

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China Simplifies Registration of New Substances

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of the People‚Äôs Republic of China has updated its Guidance for New Chemical Substance Notification and Registration. The Guidance has been made available to various industry associations and groups, including China Petroleum, the Chemical … Continue reading

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CLP: Changes on the Way

At the end of October, delegates of the member states of the European Union approved a change to the CLP Regulation (Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 CLP Regulation). The change involves Adaptations to Technical and Scientific Progress (ATPs). The EU Commission … Continue reading

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More Rigorous Safety Standards for Toys in the United States and Europe

ASTM International , an U.S. standards organization, wants to revise its specification for toy safety (ASTM F963) and will soon submit its draft to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for final review. If the CPSC has no objections, … Continue reading

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Germany Submits Restriction Proposal on Diisocyanates

Germany has submitted a restriction proposal on diisocyanates to the ECHA. According to the proposal, diisocyanates may no longer be used as substances, components of other substances, or in mixtures for industrial and commercial purposes unless one of the following … Continue reading

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