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Banning PFAS in firefighting foams

Banning PFAS in firefighting foams

ECHA is submitting a proposal to restrict all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in firefighting foams. Firefighting foams containing PFASs have caused many cases of environmental contamination in the EU. Both in soil and in drinking water. All PFASs or their breakdown products are highly persistent and some are known to cause harm to human health or the environment. … <Read more>

SIAM acquires full ownership of …

SIAM acquires full ownership of LABORATORIOS ALMABE IDUQC in Murcia

LABORATORIOS ALMABE IDUQC in Murcia … As part of SIAM’s strategic growth and diversification plan, we have acquired ownership of LABORATORIOS ALMABE IDUQC. The acquisition concerns an independent laboratory founded in 2012 and located in the Murcia Science and Technology Park. LABORATORIOS ALMABE IDUQC provides analysis, physicochemical … <Read more>

EU regulations ban tattoo ink from January

EU regulations ban tattoo ink from January

The needle buzzes, the pain is irritating and at the end a dazzlingly colorful bird radiates from the freshly tattooed skin. Tattoos and the people who wear them are no longer uncommon. Whether simple symbols or slogans in the classic black-grey style, ie only in black, or colorful motifs that dance up and down the color palette. However, from January it can become quite drab … <Read more>

ECHA steps on the brakes

ECHA steps on the brakes

Risk Assessment Committee asked to consider new information on microplastics. Against expectations, in February the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) chose not to submit the opinion of its two subcommittees on microplastics to the European Commission for the time being. Why not and what does this mean for the future? When ECHA announced in mid-December that the Committee … <Read more>

ECHA imposes restrictions on the use of lead for …

ECHA imposes restrictions on the use of lead for outdoor shooting and fishing

… outdoor shooting and fishing. The European Chemicals Agency proposes further EU-wide restrictions on the use of lead in hunting and outdoor target shooting and fishing ammunition. The proposal aims to address the risks posed by lead in these activities in order to protect people, wildlife and the environment. At the request of the European Commission, … <Read more>

ECHA: Review of material registrations from UK suppliers

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The European Chemicals Agency has asked European companies to check the substance registrations of their UK suppliers to ensure that these materials are also listed in the section for the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA). The transition period for Great Britain to leave the EU ends on … <Read more>

New EU database for pollutants from 2021:

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Impulses for recycling management. ‘From January 5, 2021, information about products containing substances of very high concern that are placed on the EU market must be reported to the European Chemicals Agency,’ said environmental expert Axel Dick and occupational … <Read more>

Information and assistance with Brexit

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is updating its IT tools and information on the UK’s departure from the EU. ECHA has updated its IT tools and information on the internet on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Includes questions and answers with advice for companies. End of transition period … <Read more>

The UK chemical industry is very concerned about the additional costs of Brexit

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Since 2007, European chemical companies have been carefully building an extensive substance database at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki, in which all substances used in the EU are registered. There are fears that some chemicals that are still available today … <Read more>