Category Archives: SDS

Poison Centers: ECHA Opens Submission Portal for Hazardous Mixtures

As of April 24, companies can access a new online-tool provided by the ECHA that supports the preparation and transmission of data on hazardous mixtures. Companies can create information in PCN format, which is compatible with IUCLID and transmit it to the responsible agencies in member states. The agencies … Continue reading

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Personal Protective Equipment: Transition Period Ends on April 20, 2019

Since April 21, 2018, the new PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 is in effect. This Regulation lays down requirements for the design and manufacture of personal protective equipment (PPE) which is to be made available on the market. After April 20, 2019, manufacturers … Continue reading

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Taiwan and China Control Chemicals Listed in the Stockholm Convention

The Taiwanese Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (only in Chinese) has entered three persistent organic pollutants (POPs) listed in the Stockholm Convention to its own list of toxic chemicals. The chemicals involved include the group of short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs), decabromodiphenyl … Continue reading

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EU Amends PIC Regulation Annexes

The EU Commission has modified Annexes I and V of EU Regulation No. 649/2012 of July 4, 2012 on the import and export of hazardous chemicals. The material that has been supplemented and changed (Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/330 of December 11, 2018) affects Carbofuran (insecticide, acaricide, and nematicide), Trichlorfon, Fipronil (insecticide), short-chained chlorinated paraffins, and tributyltin compounds.  … Continue reading

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Turkey’s REACH: Preregistrations Delayed

IT issues have caused delays for the preregistration of chemicals as part of Turkey’s REACH (KKDIK). The regulation took effect at the end of 2017. According to plans, preregistrations were to close by the end of next year, and all … Continue reading

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EU Project: Significant Quality Issues with Extended Safety Data Sheets

As part of a European project, REACH-EN-FORCE 5, inspectors found significant quality issues when examining extended safety data sheets (eSDS) in 2017. They wanted to determine if information is transmitted correctly along the supply chain. In that context, they also … Continue reading

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Chemicals Regulations: USMCA Free Trade Agreement Supports a Risk-Based Approach

At the G20 Summit, held from November 30 to December 1 in Buenos Aires, the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to the USMCA Free Trade Agreement. After approval by each national legislature, the USMCA will replace the NAFTA agreement, … Continue reading

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