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EU Prohibits Thermal Paper: Law Takes Effect in January 2017

The EU commission has amended Annex XVII of REACH so that as of January 2020, thermal paper that contains bisphenol A (BPA) in a concentration greater than or equal to 0.02% by weight may no longer be marketed. The limitation … Continue reading

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GHS: Canada Issues Part II of its Technical Guidance

At the beginning of December, the Canadian health ministry, Health Canada, published the second part of its Technical Guidance, which focuses on the dangers and classification of substances. Part I deals with classification criteria and the handling of confidential business … Continue reading

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South Korea Limits the Use of Substances in Children’s Textiles

South Korea would like to ban phthalates, formaldehyde, flame retardants, and metals from children’s clothing. The South Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) has now issued a law that goes into effect on June 4, 2016. The law obliges … Continue reading

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Lithium Batteries Controversy: Article or Mixture

According to the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin: BAuA), lithium batteries are articles in the sense of the REACH Regulation and therefore do not require classification according to the CLP Regulation. Furthermore, … Continue reading

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Faulty Product Labeling

Every third consumer product that contains hazardous substances is labeled incorrectly. That’s the finding of the Norwegian Environmental Agency in an examination of various products – sporting good, foodstuffs, electronics, and building materials: • 22 did not list ingredients at … Continue reading

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IUCLID 6 On the Way

IUCLID 6 will replace IUCLID 5 in mid-2016. Representatives of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) introduced what the replacement means for users. New items include fields with data on the substance profile and … Continue reading

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Textile Chemicals: EU Proposes Fast Track

As quickly as possible, the EU Commission wants to restrict the use of carcinogens, mutagens, and reprotoxic chemicals of Category 1A and 1B that are frequently found in consumer textiles like clothing, towels, draperies, and carpets. Experts at the EU … Continue reading

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