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Press Release: Overcoming a substitution challenge: antifouling

“Boat owners can use antifouling paints to prevent fouling of surfaces by aquatic organisms. These biocides have commonly been copper-based, but in recent years, a variety of innovative and more sustainable solutions have appeared on the market. Despite their availability, the new products are not yet as widespread as their more traditional counterparts.”

Press Release: New case study on using ECHA’s read-across guidance for multi-walled carbon nanotubes

A new study performed by scientists at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) demonstrates the applicability of the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) recommendations for the grouping and read-across of nanomaterials. The study examined its use for 19 different types of multi-walled carbon nanotubes, focusing on their genotoxicity.

Press Release: Clearer requirements for applications for authorisation

Updated formats for applications for authorisation and review reports are now available on ECHA’s website. The formats are compatible with the updated opinion format of ECHA’s scientific committees, and instruct applicants on how to present their analysis of alternatives and socio-economic analysis when applying for continuing the use of a substance of very high concern. They will become mandatory for applications and review reports from 1 June 2019.

Opinion of the ECHA Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-economic Analysis on chromium trioxide

The consolidated opinion of the Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-economic Analysis for one use of chromium trioxide (EC 215-607-8, CAS 1333-82-0) by Doosan Electro-Materials Luxembourg SARL and Doosan Energy Solution Kft is available.

Use name: Industrial formulation of a chromium trioxide solution below 0.1% w/w concentration for the passivation of copper foil used in the manufacture of Lithium Ion Batteries (LiB) for motorised vehicles.

Press Release: More targeted capacity building for EU candidate countries

ECHA continues to support the accession process of EU candidate countries with capacity building through bilateral visits, specific trainings and events. To increase the impact of these efforts, an in-depth assessment of the status and needs of two candidate countries, Montenegro and Serbia, will be carried out between 2019 and 2021.

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