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  • 20 January 2021
    Clicks 180 Tags: SVHC
    19 Jan. 2021, ECHA has added 2 substances into the Candidate List of SVHCs. The additions include two substances that are toxic to reproduction. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 211 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment. Substances added to the Candidate List for authorisation on 19 Jan 2021: Substance Name EC No. CAS No. Reason for Inclusion Examples of Uses Bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl)ether 205-594- ...
  • 31 December 2020
    Clicks 161 Tags: VOC
    From December 1st, 2020, “Limit of volatile organic compounds content in adhesive” (GB33372-2020), “Limit of volatile organic compounds content in cleaning agents” (GB38508-2020), “Limit of harmful substances of industrial protective coatings” (GB30981- 2020), “Limit of harmful substances of architectural wall coatings” (GB 18582-2020), “Limit of harmful substances of woodenware coatings” (GB18581-2020)and other national standards came into force effectiv ...
  • 29 December 2020
    Clicks 129 Tags: VOC
    Introduction In 2020 many China national standards of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) have been released by China authorities. Relative testing methods and limit values of VOCs in different industries including Coating, Adhesive, Ink, Cleaning agents, etc. are specified. Most VOC national standards have been implemented since Dec 1st 2020. The expert from CIRS would like to use this webinar to help industries understand and comply with the standards, Time Language Date Tim ...
  • 23 December 2020
    Clicks 340 Tags: Chemical
    On November 19th, 2020, the National Standardization Administration issued Announcement No. 26 of 2020, in which the "Chinese version of REACH restricted substances"-GB/T 39498-2020 "Guidelines for the Control of the Use of Key Chemical Substances in Consumer Products" is officially released. The standard will be implemented on June 1st, 2021. Application Scope This standard applies to consumer products, including product components, parts, accessories, packaging and instruc ...
  • 13 November 2020
    Clicks 262 Tags: SCIP
    Helsinki, 28 October 2020, ECHA has launched the SCIP database and companies can submit data on substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in their articles. In accordance with the requirements of the Waste Framework Directive, companies can submit their data as of 5 January 2021. Consumers and waste operators can access and use the data from February 2021 onwards. Major Updates to SCIP Database In February 2020, ECHA has launched the prototype, which allows companies to get fa ...
  • 13 November 2020
    Clicks 245 Tags: REACH
    National enforcement authorities and customs inspectors in 16 Member States checked almost 1 400 products and more than 300 (23 %) found to be non-compliant with certain obligations under REACH and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulations. The majority of checks addressed compliance with REACH restriction obligations, focusing on the presence of the restricted substances cadmium, lead and nickel in articles. Of the 1225 checks for restricted substances, ...
  • 27 October 2020
    Clicks 342 Tags: VOC
    In 2018, in order to speed up the improvement of environmental air quality, State Council proposed the "three-year action plan to fight air pollution". On May 15th, 2020, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment issued the "2020 Volatile Organic Compounds Governance Plan (Draft for Comments)", which clearly stated that from July 1st, 2020, the production, sales and use of ship coatings and floor coatings should meet the newly promulgated and implemented national product harmf ...
  • 16 October 2020
    Clicks 622 Tags: FCM
    On September 3, 2020, the European Union issued the (EU) No 10/2011 Amendment Regulation (EU) 2020/1245, which made important updates to (EU) No 10/2011. This is the 15th revision since Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 was issued. CIRS C&K testing will take you to understand the main contents of this revision as follows. Table 1 Revision overview Authorized substances and limit requirements Amended the entry in Annex 1 Amended the specific migration limit requirements for plas ...
  • 7 September 2020
    Clicks 417 Tags: FCM
    (Click on the picture to view the original text) The EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP) was requested by the European Commission to review the substances for which a Specific Migration Limit (SML) is not assigned in Regulation (EU) No 10/2011. These substances had been covered by the Generic SML of 60 mg/kg food, but with Regulation (EU) 2016/1416 it was removed, necessitating their re‐examination. EFSA was requested to identify those s ...
  • 31 August 2020
    Clicks 567 Tags: FCM
    Since the publication and implementation of China GB 4806.1-2016 "National Food Safety Standard General Safety Requirements for Food Contact Materials and Products", label identification has become a "hot discussion" among the entire food contact product industry What Information is included in the labels of food contact products? A label is a general term for words, symbols, numbers, patterns, and other descriptions that carry related information such as product name, quali ...

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