Monthly Archives: July 2019

Updating Registration Dossiers: New Implementing Regulation Sets Mandatory Deadlines

At the CARACAL meeting held in Brussels at the beginning of July, the members presented a draft implementing regulation for Article 22 of REACH. The Article regulates the updates of registration dossiers. It requires registrants to update their registration promptly and at their own initiative … Continue reading

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Thailand: New Chemicals Law Takes Shape

Thailand has published the first draft of a chemicals law. With the new system for registration and classification, Thailand will take a precautionary approach to chemicals in the future. The new law also redefines the organs and committees that are … Continue reading

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Bisphenol A: EU Count Dismisses Claim of PlasticsEurope

Bisphenol A (BPA) will retain its classification as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) and therefore be entered into the REACH candidate list. That’s the decision of the EU according to a court judgement that dismissed the case of … Continue reading

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Synthetic Amorphous Silica: EU Committee Issues an Opinion

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the EU has examined the solubility of various forms of synthetic amorphous silica (SAS) and determined both the hydrophilic and the hydrophobic forms of SAS chemicals to be insoluble. In January 2018, … Continue reading

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Experts Discuss Platform for Chemical Data

Discussions about the development of a platform for trade and the exchange of chemical data is off to a flying start. As part of a landmark conference, EU Chemicals Policy 2030 – Building on the Past, Moving to the Future, … Continue reading

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For the First Time, the ECHA Classifies Chemical as an SVHC Based on Its Environmental Mobility

In the future, the ECHA Member State Committee (MSC) could classify persistent chemicals that spread rapidly in the environment as substances of very high concern (SVHC). At their meeting at the end of June in Helsinki, committee representatives created a precedent … Continue reading

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Planned Allergen Ban in Textiles: Call for Public Consultation

In our blog entry France and Sweden Want to Ban Allergens in Textiles, we reported on the proposal that the two countries presented to the ECHA. From June 19 to December 19, 2019, you can make your position on the proposal known. You can … Continue reading

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