15 June 2018
Clicks 925 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 May 2018
Clicks 1617 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 1664 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 1573 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 1442 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 1371 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 ...
8 April 2018
Clicks 1663 Tags: REACH Annex XVII
28 March, 2018, The European Commission has notified the WTO of a draft Regulation, amending entry 51 to REACH Annex XVII to restrict the use of four phthalates in toys. The draft prohibits the use as substances or in mixtures in a concentration equal to or greater than 0.1 % by weight of the plasticized material in toys and childcare articles of diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) and the placing on the market in articles of any of the listed four phthalates ...
4 April 2018
Clicks 1086 Tags: REACH
3 April, 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union issued a directive 2018/C 117/03, approving the authorization application of sodium dichromate in the REACH Annex XIV.Use of sodium dichromate as corrosion inhibitor in ammonia absorption deep cooling systems as applied in the industrial production of freeze-dried products such as coffee, herbs, spices and comparable products. ...
13 March 2018
Clicks 1616 Tags: SVHC
8 March, 2018, The ECHA conducts public consultation on eight substances of very high concern identification proposed by member states and agencies. If a substance is identified as a SVHC, it will be added to the Candidate List for eventual inclusion in the Authorization List.The deadline for public comment on the proposal is 23 April, 2018.All interested parties are invited to submit comments on such reports during the public consultation. ...
7 February 2018
Clicks 1738 Tags: REACH
Helsinki, 5 February 2018- ECHA recommended to add seven substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the Annex XIV of REACH Authorization List. Two of these substances are toxic for reproduction. The other five have persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) or very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties. ...
16 January 2018
Clicks 3542 Tags: SVHCs
Helsinki 15 January 2018-ECHA adds seven new substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List and updates the entry for bisphenol A (BPA). Up to now, the SVHC list is updated to 181 items. 20 December 2017, ECHA had informed in advance that the material information to be updated. Seven New Substances to add to the SVHC List-C&K Testing reported on 21 December 2017. ...
15 January 2018
Clicks 2765 Tags: REACH
10 January 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union releases Directive (EU) 2018/35, amending Annex XVII to REACH Regulation as regards octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (‘D4’) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (‘D5’) in cosmetic products. ...
21 December 2017
Clicks 1764 Tags: SVHC
The Member State Committee (MSC) supported to add seven new substances and bisphenol A (BPA) to the list of SVHC. The current entry of BPA and the list of SVHC will be updated by mid-January 2018. Legal obligations will start from the formal updating in January 2018. ...
18 December 2017
Clicks 1269 Tags: REACH
16 November 2017, The REACH-En-Force-4 (Ref-4) project, coordinated by the ECHA Enforcement Forum, looked at 14 restriction entries in REACH Annex XVII across 29 countries. The report revealed that almost a fifth of toys were non-compliant with EU restriction on phthalates. The final public report will include other 8 entries and it is expected by the end of this year. ...
24 November 2017
Clicks 1194 Tags: REACH
ECHA’s Enforcement Forum has started work on a pilot project targeted 7 substances, including phthalates and retardants. The purpose is to verify the compliance with the notification and communication obligations of substances in articles in REACH. ...
17 November 2017
Clicks 1419 Tags: REACH
The Danish government has decided to scrap a tax on products containing phthalates and PVC. The tax, which covers tape, binders, gloves, aprons, rainwear and protective suits, entered into force in June 2000 and it will cease on 1 January 2019. ...
10 November 2017
Clicks 1628 Tags: REACH
9 September 2017, members of the REACH committee approved the amendments to the proposal of CMR at their meeting. ...
3 November 2017
Clicks 1205 Tags: REACH PFCAs
6 October 2017,German together with ECHA proposed to restrict the manufacturing, use, placing on the market and import of C9-C14 perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acids (PFCAs), their salts and related substances.The proposal may help to protect human’s health and environment. ...
25 October 2017
Clicks 1560 Tags: REACH SVHC
TMA and DCHP to be included into SVHC list On 4th Oct, 2017, European Commission submitted notifications of G/TBT/N/EU/519 and G/TBT/N/EU/520, which meant to add Trimellitic anhydride (TMA) and dicyclohexyl phthalates (DCHP) into the list of the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). ...
12 October 2017
Clicks 1452 Tags: SVHC REACH
Recently, German Environment Agency(UBA) launched the AskREACH project, in collaboration with 20 project partners from 13 EU member states, which aims to improve consumers’ awareness on risks SVHCs pose to human health and the environment. It is supposed to be a smartphone app, which available from Spring 2019. ...
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