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Details of the PFAS restriction proposal published.

Feb-08-2023 ECHA PFAS Product restrictions / prohibitions

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released the full details of a proposed EU REACH restriction that aims to limit the use of more than 10,000 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), which ...

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EU discussion: Exemption for Lead Use in Certain Electrical Equipment Components

Feb-02-2023 Electrical & electronics EU REACH

In relation to the EU's RoHS Directive, the European Commission stated on January 16, 2023, that it is looking for comments from interested parties on a request for an exemption for lead in polyvi...

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ECHA announces changes to completeness checks of REACH registrations.

Jan-29-2023 ECHA EU REACH Registration

On 23 January 2023 the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that they will start checking both new registrations and updates to existing registrations of chemicals under REACH against revised re...

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The updated UN Model Regulations expand the usage of recycled plastic.

Jan-27-2023 Circular economy Plastics

The Model Regulations address consignment processes, the usage, building, testing, and approval of packing and portable tanks, as well as the categorization of dangerous commodities and their listing ...

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PFAS restriction proposed in the EU

Jan-23-2023 ECHA EU REACH Permitted or restricted actives PFAS

A proposal to restrict per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) under the European Union's chemicals regulation, REACH, has been submitted to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) by the nationa...

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ECHA includes 9 new Substances of Very High Concern in Candidate List

Jan-17-2023 ECHA SVHC Hazardous chemicals

On 17 January 2023, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that 9 chemicals have been added to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) because of their hazardous propertie...

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EU member states to evaluate 24 substances under CoRAP in 2023-2025

Dec-22-2022 Chemical inventory ECHA EU chemicals strategy

On 13 December 2022 the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) released a draft of their annual update for the Community Rolling Action plan (CoRAP). Registrants are encouraged to check the draft list of su...

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