Category Archives: REACH

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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South Korea Issues New Instructions for Substance Preregistration

Shortly before the expiration of the preregistration period for existing substances at the end of June 2019, the South Korean Ministry of Environment (MoE) has issued additional instructions for two special cases (in Korean only). The first case involves substances … Continue reading

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New Online Tool for Registering Nanomaterials

The Nordic Council of Ministers, which has supported collaboration between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden since 1971, has provided small and midsize companies with a free online tool that they can use to register nanomaterials according to REACH. The … Continue reading

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ECHA Increases the Rate of Compliance Checks on REACH Dossiers

In the future, the ECHA wants to check four times as many REACH dossiers as it currently does. That’s the information the Agency provided in a press release. According to REACH, Article 41, Point 5, the ECHA is obligated to … Continue reading

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Limits on Microplastic: German Sport Associations Call for Longer Transition Period

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund: DOSB) and the German Football Association (Deutscher Fußballbund: DFB) have issued a position paper (German only) that criticizes the upcoming ban on the use of plastic granules for synthetic turf and calls … Continue reading

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