5 Apr
ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) adds 8 more substances for REACH Authorisation – 11th Recommendation kicks in.

To ensure proper control of risks for human health and the environment ECHA recommends that the European Commission adds eight substances to the REACH Authorisation List including Lead. Use of Lead in batteries, ammunition, cables, vehicles, machinery, electronics, radiation shielding, […]

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1 Mar
New York joins in the club of PFAS substance’s ban in Apparels and Clothing

What is PFAS? PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of manufactured chemicals that have been widely used in a variety of industrial and consumer products that leads to cause health problems such as cancer, liver damage, and […]

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24 Feb
Did you know LC-PFCAs restriction is already in effect?

The European Commission restricts perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs) as Entry 68 of the Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Annex XVII. The restriction will be applicable as of February 25, 2023. PFCAs cannot be placed on […]

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8 Feb
All you need to know about PFAS restrictions proposed to ECHA

On 12th January 2023, ECHA received PFAS restriction proposals from Germany, Norway, Denmark, and Sweden authorities in line with the EU’s Chemicals Strategy. The main goal is to reduce PFAS emissions into the atmosphere and make sure that the products […]

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20 Jan
The REACH Regulation and its Definition of Nanomaterials: What You Need to Know

REACH regulation uses the term Nanoform to define nanomaterial in Annex VI. The legal requirement under Annex VI of REACH is to report the number-based particle size distribution with indication of the number fraction of constituent particles in the size […]

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18 Jan
A closer look into ECHA’s latest REACH SVHC additions

On Jan 17th, 2023, The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently added nine new substances to their list of substances of very high concern (SVHC). In addition to the newly added substances, the SVHC list now totals 233 substances, up from […]

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12 Jan
ECHA intends to identify another substance as SVHC

On 10th January 2023, ECHA review committee has received the request to identify Diphenyl(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl) phosphine oxide (Diphenyl PPO) as SVHC. The European Chemicals Agency review committee intends to begin the process of identifying Diphenyl(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)phosphine oxide (Diphenyl PPO) as a substance […]

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4 Jan
Are MCCPs a real threat?

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has issued a call for public consultations regarding Medium Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (MCCPs) containing chloroalkanes carbon lengths from C14 to C17 (CA:C14-17) under REACH Annex XVII. A variety of industries, including leather, textiles, and construction, […]

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15 Dec
24 substances under evaluation for REACH

The Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) is a tool used by the European Union (EU) to prioritize the risk assessment of substances that are already on the market and are not yet fully registered under REACH. The CoRAP is updated […]

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18 Nov
Compliance Alert! EU-wide REACH enforcement project by ECHA

The pilot audit on imported products to EU has resulted in 23% non-compliance with the requirements set out by EU law. On 16, November 2022, the enforcement forum and Biocidal Products Regulation Subgroup (BPRS) authorities responsible for enforcing EU chemical […]

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