ECHA and industry have mapped a range of high-volume chemicals that are used as additives in plastic. The information will be used by ECHA to identify substances of priority for further assessment.
“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.”
Further information on the proposed restriction by ECHA concerning five cobalt salts.
Information about the recent ECHA proposal.
An updated list is available on active substance and product-type combinations for which companies have expressed their interest to renew the approval.
Updated on 7 February 2019.
This list includes the substances provided by participating consortia as part of the Metals and Inorganics Sectoral Approach (MISA).
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.
Decisions for 3 cases concerning the appellant Sustainability Support Services (Europe) AB are available.
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.
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.
Appellant: Thor GmbH
A tour de table from the above meeting is available.
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.