15 May 2018
Clicks 469 Tags: Plastic
14 May, 2018, Standardization Administration of China issues a new national mandatory standard for plastic runways GB 36246-2018 Sports areas with synthetic surfaces for primary and middle schools, which will come into force on 1 November, 2018. This new standard will replace the original GB/T 19851.11-2005 “Sports Equipment and Venues for Elementary and Middle School - Part 11: Sports Areas with Synthetic Surfaces”. ...
8 May 2018
Clicks 639 Tags: REACH
4 May, 2018, the Official Journal of European Union releases Directive 2018/675, amending the entries of CMRs in Annex XVII of REACH Regulation. This regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the OJ. It shall apply from 1 December 2018 except that, to the extent that paragraph 2 of the Annex applies to the substance ‘formaldehyde … %’, that paragraph shall apply from the date of entry into force. ...
2 May 2018
Clicks 686 Tags: REACH CMR
26 April, 2018, EU Member States approved the amending of Annex XVII of REACH, restricting of 33 carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMR) substances in clothing, textiles and footwear. The new law will apply 24 months after publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. The substances include metals and their compounds and phthalates,etc.Amendment of Annex XVII restricts the concentration limit of 33 substances. ...
26 April 2018
Clicks 637 Tags: SVHC
25 April, 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union released Directive (EC) No 2018/636, identified dicyclohexyl phthalate as a substance of very high concern. ECHA plan to add DCHP into list of SVHC. According to the Article 57(c) of REACH Regulation, dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) has reproduction toxicity of category 1B under Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, and it has endocrine disrupting properties with probable serious effects to human health.The substance shall be included in the candidate list. ...
24 April 2018
Clicks 612 Tags: REACH
19 April, 2018, the Official Journal of European Union releases Directive 2018/588 and 2018/589, adding the new entry of 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) and Methanol in the Annex XVII of REACH Regulation. This directive of REACH Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States and will enter into force on the 20th day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. ...
19 April 2018
Clicks 628 Tags: REACH SVHC
19 April, 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union released directive 2018/594, adding the benzene-1, 2, 4-tricarboxylic acid 1, 2 anhydride (trimellitic anhydride) (TMA) as a substance of very high concern(SVHC). Benzene-1, 2, 4-tricarboxylic acid 1, 2 anhydride (trimellitic anhydride) (TMA), EC No 209-008-0, CAS No 552-30-7, fulfils the criterion set out in Article 57(f) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH). it shall be included in the candidate list referred to in Article 59(1) of REACH Regulation ...
16 April 2018
Clicks 401 Tags: Toys
28 February, 2018, Ukraine approved the No.151 standard-the new technical regulation on the safety of toys, which will come into effect on 21 September, 2018. The new technical regulation on the Safety of Toys establishes requirements on the safety of toys and their placement on the market. It also defines the obligations of manufacturers, importers and distributors. The new regulation will replace the existing regulation which took into account in 2003. ...
13 April 2018
Clicks 513 Tags: RoHS
28 March, 2018, Arab States notified WTO of a draft technical Regulation to restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, aiming to protect human health and environment as well as the environmentally sound recovery and disposal of waste. This regulation will take effect for products placed on the market in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.Draft regulation contains 45 pages, including a list of prohibited substances in materials. Except for the maximum allowable concentration of cadmium (0.01% by weight), the following substances of which are 0.1%: ...
12 April 2018
Clicks 406 Tags: Lead Toys
21 March, 2018, Brazil government passed a law to restrict the lead on in products and materials used in buildings visited by children. The content of lead (by weight) in the manufacturing, sale or import of the following products shall not over 0.06 %: Paints, varnishes and similar surface coating materials are exempted for the following purposes.Products with excess lead content will be destroyed and disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. ...
11 April 2018
Clicks 425 Tags: FCMs
5 April, 2018, Turkey publishes a new rule on food contact materials in the Official Gazette, replacing the previous one dated from 2011, which will be aligned with EU regulations. The EU Food contact material Regulation came into effect in 2004, requiring the release of chemical components from these materials not to exceed at harmful level or change composition, odor or taste in an unacceptable way. The new rules will be implemented by the end of 2018 ...
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