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Industry Associations Criticize Planned Amendments to Annexes VI–XI of REACH

The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) and Concawe, the consortium of leading European oil companies, have criticized the plans of the EU Commission to modify Annexes VI–XI of REACH. The Annexes cover the data requirements for chemicals. The changes to the … Continue reading

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REACH Candidate Lists Expanded to Include Four More Chemicals

The ECHA recently included four new substances of very high concern (SVHC) in the REACH Candidate list. See the related press release. The list now contains a total of 201 chemicals. The new entries include:   Tris(4-nonylphenyl, branched and linear) phosphite (TNPP) with ≥ 0.1% w/w of 4-nonylphenol, … Continue reading

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EU Prohibits Lead from PVC Products

The EU plans to supplement Annex XVII of REACH and has published the corresponding draft regulation. With the amendment, the EU forbids the use of lead and lead compounds in the manufacture of PVC articles. In addition, PVC articles may no longer be placed … Continue reading

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Deadlines for Dossier Updates: Industry and Governments React to EU Proposal

Industry associations and EU member states consider the deadlines proposed by the EU for updates of registration dossiers unrealistic. They expressed this opinion in statements published after the CARACAL meeting at the beginning of July. For example, Eurometaux, the European Association of Non-Ferrous Metals Producers and Recyclers, highlighted the … Continue reading

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Turkey: More Training Institutes for KKDIK Experts

The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MoEU) has now accredited a total of seven institutes to train chemists as experts in chemical safety and evaluation (KDU in Turkish). The requirements for accreditation are considerable. They are described and defined … Continue reading

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Emergency Numbers: The Decisive Piece of the Puzzle

Emergency numbers are important in two respects. First, they must be provided in safety data sheets according to the REACH Regulation (1907/2006/EG). Second, legal regulations on transport, particularly by airlines, absolutely demand emergency numbers – usually on a carriage document … Continue reading

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REACH Brochure highlights Requirements of Manufactures, Importers, and Dealers

The German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) has published a new brochure on REACH, Reach Info 6 on Products – Requirements of Manufacturers, Importers, and Dealers (REACH-Info 6 Erzeugnisse – Anforderungen an Produzenten, Importeure und Händler). The … Continue reading

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