4 July 2018
Clicks 407 Tags: FCMs
30 June 2018, Brazil regulation of RDC No. 88, RDC No. 89, and RDC No. 90 on technical requirements for food contact cellulosic materials and containers came into force. The regulations, published in Brazil's Official Gazette on 30 June 2016, have now passed a two-year transition. Manufacturers are now expected to comply with the new rules. The main contents of the new legislation include: The testing methods and migration limits of cellulosic materials, containers and equipment intended to be in contact with food. ...
28 June 2018
Clicks 885 Tags: SVHC
27 June 2018, ECHA added 10 new substances to the Candidate List, which includes TMA and DCHP due to their respiratory sensitising properties and toxic for reproduction and endocrine-disrupting properties, respectively. 10 Substances included in the Candidate List for authorisation on 27 June 2018 and their SVHC properties are as follows.The product containing SVHC materials, whose content exceeds 0.1%, needs to inform ECHA. In later 6 months, the product containing more than 0.1% the concentration of a single SVHC in the article and the annual export volume is more than 1 ton, shall notify the ECHA. ...
27 June 2018
Clicks 461 Tags: cosmetics
21 June 2018, the Official Journal of European Union released a directive 2018/885, amending the Annex VI of the regulation (EC) 1223/2009 on cosmetics products. This directive shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States and enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (i.e. 11 July 2018). Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 is amended as follows ...
26 June 2018
Clicks 578 Tags: packaging
30 May 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union(OJ) released the directive (EU) 2018/852, amending directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste. This directive, on one hand, aims to protect, preserve and improve the quality of the environment, protect human health, ensure prudent efficient and rational utilization of natural resources and enhance the use of renewable energy, to prevent any impact from packaging and packaging waste on the environment or to reduce such impact, thereby providing a high level of environmental protection.This Directive shall enter into force on 19 June 2018. ...
25 June 2018
Clicks 441 Tags: REACH
The European Commission discussed the outcome and follow-up of the second REACH review on the meeting of 11 June, and proposed restrictions before the sunset date for substances listed on Annex XIV-the authorization list. ECHA proposed a restriction on four phthalates, DEHP, DBP, DIBP and BBP. At the same time, ECHA are preparing the restrictions for TCEP and lead chromates. For other substances, ECHA will carry out screening reports to assess if a restriction is required over the next six to 12 months. ...
21 June 2018
Clicks 367 Tags: cosmetics
June 19, 2018, Canada releases a notice, adding pigment red 4 to the list of restricted substances and amending the entry of Methylisothiazolinone (MI). According to "potential health concerns" identified under the nation’s Chemicals Management Plan (CMP), Canada approves the proposal made last November. Pigment red 4 is added to its list of restricted substances, with a maximum concentration of 3% permitted. As a prohibited preservative, the maximum allowed concentration of Methylisothiazolinone (MI) in rinse-off cosmetic products is reduced to 0.0015% due to the risk of sensitization. ...
15 June 2018
Clicks 432 Tags: REACH
5 June, 2018, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) releases a public consultation, preparing to amend the REACH authorization list on the uses of four phthalates. They are: bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP, CAS 117-81-7), dibutyl phthalate (DBP, CAS 84-74-2), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP, CAS 85-68-7), and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP, CAS 84-69-5). The four phthalates had earlier been identified as SVHCs and subsequently added to the authorization list in 2011 and 2012 due to their classification as toxic for reproduction.they were identified in 2017 as substances of very high concern. Comments can be submitted until August 6, 2018. ...
8 June 2018
Clicks 494 Tags: FCMs
6 June 2018, the Official Journal of EU issues the (EU) 2018/831, amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. The new regulation adds two substances, and also amends the use of two.Directive (EU) 2018/831 shall come into force on 26 June 2018.Prior to the effective date, (EU) 10/2011 compliant plastic materials and products could still be put on the market until February 9th 2019 until they were sold out. ...
29 May 2018
Clicks 486 Tags: Prop 65
25 May 2018, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a notice. TRIM®VX is officially listed as a carcinogen under Prop 65 list. The listing of TRIM®VX is based on formal identification by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), an authoritative body, that the chemical causes cancer. As early as 26 January, 2018, OEHHA has issued a request for advice on listing the substance TRIM®VX under Prop 65.The California law requires manufacturers and retailers to warn workers and consumers exposed to chemicals on the list. ...
22 May 2018
Clicks 759 Tags: RoHS
18 May 2018, the Official Journal of European Union releases seven Directives (EU)2018/736~(EU)2018/742, amending the exemption for lead content in the Annex III of EU RoHS Regulation. Member States shall adopt and publish the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this directive by 30 June 2019 at the latest, and they shall apply those provisions from 1 July 2019. This Directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. ...
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