25 Oct
Deciphering REACH: Annex 14, Annex 17, and SVHC Distinctions

To oversee and manage the utilization of chemicals in the European Union (EU), the EU established the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) legislation. Enacted on June 1, 2007, REACH aims to ensure a high standard of protection […]

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2 Oct
European Commission Takes Bold Steps to Combat Microplastics Pollution

On September 27, 2023, the European Commission made a noteworthy move to combat microplastic pollution. They introduced an amendment to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) to restrict the intentional use of microplastics. This addition is part of Annex XVII under […]

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1 Aug
Identification and Impact of substances of high concern

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has amended the REACH Candidate List, a list of compounds of very high concern (SVHC), more than 25 times. The European Commission requests that EU member states or ECHA include substances on this list. The […]

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21 Jul
EU project aimed at enforcing chemical regulations will focus on online products

The ECHA Enforcement Forum agreed to launch a project throughout the EU to verify that online products comply with REACH restrictions and the Classification, Labelling, and Packaging (CLP) Regulation’s requirements. The BPRS subgroup agreed to start a project on biocidal […]

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19 Jun
Reporting on Chemical Safety and REACH Compliance with IUCLID

The International Uniform Chemical Information Database (IUCLID) has recently updated its information requirements for registering chemicals in accordance with the REACH Regulation to ensure they comply with the regulation. As a result of the streamlined formats and absoluteness check rules […]

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9 Jun
ECHA adds two new substances to the REACH SVHC list

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has updated the Candidate List of substances of very high concern, which now includes 235 hazardous chemicals. The new chemicals have been added to the REACH SVHC Candidate List to ensure a high level of […]

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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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