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EU represented by Oeko-Institut consults on lead exemption for medical devices

May-06-2022 Lead Consulting Hazardous chemical

A leading European research institute, Oeko-Institut opened a consultation to exempt lead restriction under the EU RoHS Directive for medical devices’ production. The expectation is to develop lead-...

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European Parliament votes for stricter limits for POPs in waste

May-06-2022 Restricted use POPs Sustainable Chemical

On May 3, 2022, the European Parliament voted on a European Commission proposal to tighten the limits for the presence of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in waste. The proposal was earlier adopte...

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German announces ECHA’s draft intermediates guidance as law-breaking

Apr-29-2022 Chemical industry Germany Netherlands Europe

Opposition against the proposed draft changes on ECHA’s intermediates guidance from the German industry body has been strongly expressed. Their claim was that the modified original proposal defies a...

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European Commission publishes a roadmap for restrictions under REACH

Apr-28-2022 Product restrictions / prohibitions EU REACH Europe

The European Commission published, on April 25, 2022, a list of substances and substance groups for which restrictions under the REACH Regulation are being proposed, prepared, or considered.   ...

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European Commission Adopts REACH Authorization Decisions for Chemicals’ Use

Apr-26-2022 Chemical authorisation EU REACH Europe

In March, the European Commission adopted REACH authorization decisions for the use of four chemicals that are listed in Annex XIV of the law. CTPht is on the REACH authorization list for its carc...

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European Commission revises the Cosmetic Products Regulation

Apr-25-2022 Cosmetic Products Cosmetics Europe Consulting

On the 29th of March 2022, the European Commission opened a public consultation for the Cosmetic Products Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009). The objective of this revision is to ensure hum...

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Europe adds five substances to its authorisation list

Apr-21-2022 SVHCs Chemical industry EU REACH Europe Chemical authorisation

The European Commission recently added five SVHCs to the authorisation list, REACH Annex XIV due to their reprotoxic, carcinogenic or endocrine-disrupting properties.  These substances include: ...

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