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Upcoming ECHA notification deadlines


By 14 October 2015, companies need to notify ECHA for dialuminium chloride pentahydroxide in product type 2, i.e. disinfectants and algaecides not intended for direct application to humans or animals as one successful declaration of interest was received. It is now time for any interested company ...


The first two applications for Union authorisation of biocidal products have recently been submitted to ECHA


The first two applications for Union authorisation are for biocidal product families containing the active substance iodine. The products are used as disinfectants for veterinary hygiene purposes (biocidal product type 3). The ability for companies to apply for Union authorisation for their ...


The risk potential of hormonally active substances is to be comprehensively characterised

BfR proposes further EU criteria to identify endocrine disruptors


On the occasion of the EU Conference "Endocrine disruptors:criteriaforidentificationand relatedimpacts" held in Brussels on 1 June 2015, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) presented an extended proposal for the identification of endocrine disruptors. This identification is to be ...


Get ready for the last registration deadline for chemicals

ECHA proposes 15 substances for authorisation


15 substances of very high concern (SVHCs) are recommended to be added to the REACH Authorisation List. These substances were prioritised from the Candidate List because they are used in high volumes and have widespread uses which may pose a threat to human health or the environment or can ...


Two new substances of very high concern (SVHCs) added to the Candidate List


The first new entry covers a series of mixed alkyl diesters (EC 271-094-0, CAS 68515-51-5; EC 272-013-1, CAS 68648-93-1) which were added to the list due to their reproductive toxicity properties where they contain ≥ 0.3% of dihexyl phthalate (EC No. 201-559-5). These substances are used for ...


Assessing read-across – how ECHA does it

Read-across is the most commonly used alternative to testing chemicals on animals under REACH


Read-across – predicting unknown properties of one chemical from known properties of similar chemicals – is a scientific method for filling data gaps on the effects of chemicals.The aim of the Read-Across Assessment Framework (RAAF) is to provide a structured approach to the scientific evaluation ...


Nanotechnology leads to stronger cleanroom standards

Cleanzone 2015: Cleanroom compatibility of all types of equipment


The disciplines are converging: first it was mechanics and electronics that grew closer together – now it is the turn of semiconductor-electronic and optics components and sub-assemblies. Optoelectronic hybrids are putting even greater demands on cleanroom technology. The first order of business ...


Lucideon Receives ISO 17025 Accreditation for Wear Testing


Lucideon has been awarded ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation for the total wear testing of hip joints. The accreditation encompasses ISO 14242-1 and ISO 14242-2 standards and was awarded by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service).The extension to scope means that Lucideon can offer accredited ...


ECHA focuses on substances that matter most


The SVHC Roadmap 2020 involves screening, assessment and the analysis of further risk management options for substances of concern. The aim of the Roadmap is to have all relevant substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on the Candidate List.This Annual Report describes the main achievements and ...


TÜV SÜD explains process maturity according to the new ISO 9001


The final version of the revised standard for quality management systems is scheduled for release by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) in autumn 2015. Many organisations have already started to address the expected changes, which are aimed at strengthening the benefits of ...


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