Category Archives: REACH

EU Adopts Further Limits the Use of CMRs in Textiles

The EU Commission has published a draft modification of Annex XVII of REACH and defined new threshold values for 33 carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMR) substances used in clothing, textiles, and footwear. When concentrations of the substances exceed the thresholds, they … Continue reading

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EU Seeks to Prohibit Hazardous Chemicals from Products

A majority of the members of the EU Parliament has called for measures against the use of hazardous substances in products because such use makes recycling difficult or even impossible. That’s why they should disappear from the supply chain as quickly … Continue reading

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BPA: Germany Proposes New Classification and Labeling

Germany has submitted a proposal for harmonization of the classification and labeling (CLH) of bisphenol A (BPA) to the ECHA as part of the CLP Regulation. The supplemental entries are stored in the Registry of Intention, a database containing information on … Continue reading

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ECHA Seeks to Add 18 Substances to Annex XIV of REACH

The ECHA has suggested adding 18 substances, mostly chemicals used as stabilizers and solvents, to Annex XIV (Authorization List) of REACH. Comments on the suggestion can be made until December 5 as part of a public consultation. The agency specifically … Continue reading

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REACH Dossier Updates: EU States Propose Implementing Regulation

Along with Norway, three member states of the EU, France, Netherlands, and Hungary, have called for regular, obligatory updates of REACH dossiers and argued strongly for an implementing regulation. They formulated their position in special papers submitted after a discussion of … Continue reading

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Brexit: VCI Urges Preparations for Failed Negotiations

Utz Tillmann, the chief executive of the German Chemical Industry Association (Verband der Chemischen Industrie: VCI), has urged solution-oriented negotiations between the EU and Great Britain and emphasized the importance of linking the country to the EU’s chemicals agency ECHA. … Continue reading

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German App Clarifies the Spread of Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFCs)

The German Environment Agency has published an app (PFC-Planet) that highlights the problem of per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFCs). The app shows how the substances enter the environment and the food chain, what the consequences for us are, and what … Continue reading

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