Category Archives: SDS

Singapore Bans Short-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins

Singapore’s National Environment Agency has informed the WTO about its prohibition of short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP). Products that contain SCCP may no longer be manufactured or used. The new law takes effect in June 2018. SCCP are used in the … Continue reading

Posted in SDS | Leave a comment

GHS Study: Implementation Gaps Around the World

Researchers from Sweden and the Netherlands have undertaken the first study of implementation of standards established by the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals around the world. In their closing report, the authors report significant gaps. According … Continue reading

Posted in SDS | Leave a comment

Turkey: Training for KKDIK Experts Starts

KKDIK, the Turkish REACH law, takes effect on December 23, although not enough experts are available yet to handle chemical assessments. Candidates need to overcome some rather significant obstacles to attain the required expertise, which is defined in Annex 18 … Continue reading

Posted in SDS | Leave a comment

New Zealand: Notices on the Management of Hazardous Substances Published

The New Zealand Environmental Ministry has made all 10 of its notices available for download from its Web site. The laws will go into effect on December 1, 2017. For companies, the primary change is found in the rules on … Continue reading

Posted in SDS | Leave a comment

Turkey: First KKDIK Seminar on October 27

The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation (MoEU) has provided information about a seminar on the new Turkish REACH (KKDIK), which will go into effect on December 23. The host of the event in Istanbul is the Istanbul Chemicals and … Continue reading

Posted in SDS | Leave a comment

PIC Regulation: Number of Notifications Increases Steadily

Over the past three years, the number of PIC notifications has increased from 4,500 in 2014 to almost 8,000 in 2016. In 2014, 390 companies issued notification of substances, and that number rose to 1,117 in 2016. The figures come … Continue reading

Posted in SDS | Leave a comment

China Significantly Simplifies Notification and Registration of New Substances

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of the People’s Republic of China has defined Guidance for New Chemical Substance Notification and Registration (in Chinese only). The definition is valid as of October 15, 2017. Registration of substances in a quantity … Continue reading

Posted in SDS | Leave a comment