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  • Lead consultant on REACH for Johnson Mattheys catalyst division

    We are lead consultant on REACH for Johnson Matthey’s catalyst division and the European Catalyst Manufacturers Association (ECMA). We have worked to demonstrate absence of risk for the manufacture and use of catalysts containing many different metals and metal compounds. Primary tasks for these projects were: Compilation of emissions data and information on risk management measures from ...


    By WCA Environment Ltd.

  • REACH urgency

    Half of the non-chemical supplier companies doing business in Europe will be shut out of that market next January 1st. Are you one of them? According to a survey published on July 22, 2008 by the Association Connection Electronic Industries (IPC) on REACH readiness, “only about half of the companies in the other industry segments [non chemical suppliers] are taking … basic steps towards ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • The REACH Pandemic

    The world over, countries are adopting the core elements of REACH, Europe’s three-year-old regulation on chemical use. As the EC’s Environment Commission states, REACH aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances . But what it says next is equally important: ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • California Strives to Reach 50 Percent

    IN 1989, California passed historic legislation that sought to radically decrease the amount of materials deposited in the state’s landfills. Authored by State Senator Byron Sher, Assembly Bill 939 mandated that municipalities and counties divert 25 percent of their waste from landfilling by 1995, and 50 percent by the end of 2000. Coupled with significant amounts of financial support, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 3rd Recommendation for REACH Authorization List

    The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) continues with its efforts to tighten restrictions on using Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). The ECHA officially recommended on December 20, 2011 a further 13 SVHC as candidates for the Authorization List (Annex XIV) of the REACH Regulation (EC No. 1907/2006) to the European Commission. This third set of recommendations could expand Annex XIV to 27 ...


    By SGS

  • Unexpected Benefits of RNRG’s Global Reach

    It always amazes me when I think about how this small company in Vermont, U.S.A., has been supplying products to over 160 countries for almost 35 years. While this is an impressive statistic, it is only important if it means something to our customers. For example, why would a wind developer in India care if we are sending our data loggers to Japan? While it may not seem obvious on the surface, ...


    By Renewable NRG Systems

  • REACH Heads Back to the Drawing Board

    The European Commission's proposals for reforming the EU's chemicals policy with its so-called REACH regime have created the biggest storm in over 30 years of EU environmental policy. The internet consultation on its draft legislative proposals attracted some 7,000 responses over the summer - and provoked a high-level political backlash which has thrown them back into the melting-pot. Since the ...

  • Japanese REACH - Now fully implemented

    On 1 April 2011, amendments to the Chemical Substances Control Law (official name: Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc. / 化学物質の審査及び製造等の規制に関する法律), commonly referred to as Japanese REACH, fully entered ...

  • Off-the-Shelf Haden Technology in Reach of Smaller Manufacturers

    OFF-THE-SHELF HADEN TECHNOLOGY IN REACH OF SMALLER MANUFACTURERSSMALL, BUT BEAUTIFULLY ENGINEERED Every manufacturer whose process gives rise to VOC emissions needs to comply with Environmental Protection Act regulations. He or she needs to employ the best available technology and engineering design to ensure their process is not a cause of air pollution. But what if you are a small ...


  • SGS offers Online Training Tool for REACH Compliance

    The EU’s REACH legislation places the responsibility squarely on manufacturers and importers to ensure the chemical composition of their products does not endanger human health. Keeping track of the data and making it available on demand poses a number of challenges for compliance. The principle REACH is based on is that it is the responsibility of industry participants to ensure that only ...


    By SGS

  • Korea K-REACH to Come into Force in January 2015

    From 1 January, 2015, all new substances and priority substances that are manufactured or imported in a quantity of more than 1 ton/year are required to be registered with the MOE. The hazard evaluation is mandatory for all registered substances and risk assessment is also required for substances over 100 ton/year.  This Act aims to protect human health and the environment. K-REACH is a ...


    By SGS

  • Consultancy case studies - Kellogg"s

    Kellogg’s asked SEQM to carry out a review and prepare a Phase 1 study for an operational food factory site. The site was in an historic industrial area which at one time in the past comprised blast furnaces; coke ovens; a bye-products recovery plant; finishing mills and steel works. SEQM suggested a three stage approach of preliminary investigation (document review, satellite and map ...


    By SEQM Ltd.

  • Update of the guidance about the preparation of dossiers for Annex XV of REACH

    SVHC substances: what is the guidance update? ECHA published on the website an update of the guidance after a consultation process and taking into account both the modifications to the Annex XIII of REACH (according to Regulation N. 253/2011) and the experience of the competent authorities of Member States and of ECHA. The first version of the guidance dated back to ...


    By Selerant srl

  • Companies are speeding up the registration of substances under Europe`s Reach legislation

    With just six months to go before the first deadline for registering substances under Europe's Reach legislation, companies are accelerating their efforts to gather the necessary data. But there are still concerns that some of the substance information exchange forums (SIEFs), which bring together companies registering the same substance, have ground to a halt. Some companies and SIEFs ...


    By 3E Company

  • EU REACH: Update of SVHC Candidate List to 144 Entries

    The originally expected four substances, (2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6-ditertpentylphenol, 2-benzotriazol-2-yl-4,6-di-tert-butylphenol, 2,4-di-tert-butyl-6-(5-chlorobenzotriazol-2-yl)phenol and 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(tert-butyl)-6-(sec-butyl)phenol were not included this time because their proposed classifications of very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) and persistent, ...


    By SGS

  • Top EHS Consulting Considerations for the Automotive Segment

    Knowing when and how to use EHS consulting to supplement an EHS Team can be challenging, particularly in the automotive industry. Increased globalization, shrinking budgets, and a dynamic regulatory climate mean consistent challenges for manufacturers and suppliers alike. These challenges, however, also create opportunities. Here are some EHS consulting considerations for automotive ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • ECHA Consults PEGs on Nanomaterial Guidance Documents

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently submitted several draft guidance documents concerning nanomaterials to Partner Expert Groups (PEG) for consultation. Following consultation with PEGs, ECHA will consult its committees and/or Forum, where relevant. The final consultation will be with the European Commission (EC) and the relevant Competent Authorities. To ensure that the guidance ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Wolrd Enzymes Market Analysis By Product (Carbohydrase, Proteases, Lipases, Polymerases & Nucleases) is Expected to Reach USD 7,652.0 Million by 2020

    The global market for enzymes is expected to reach USD 7,652.0 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Increased demand for applications such as food and beverage and detergents expected to drive the market over the forecast period. In addition, increasing application scope in animal feed industry is further expected to augment the demand for enzymes over the next ...


  • Global Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Films Market is Expected to Reach USD 624.6 Million By 2018: Grand View Research, Inc

    The global market for TPU films is expected to reach USD 624.6 million by 2018, according to a new market research report by Grand View Research, Inc. Positive outlook on the automotive industry, especially in Asia Pacific is expected to be a key driving force for the market. Grand View Research also observes that growth in application markets such as construction, railways, leisure, furniture ...


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