One of the aims of the REACH Regulation is to gradually replace extremely dangerous substances with other, less dangerous substances or technologies, if and when these new options become economically and technically viable. What is the candidate list of substances? The candidate list of substances includes all substances of very high concern (SVHC) that Member […]
Does REACH apply to me if I sell articles?
Colloquially, when we talk about chemical products, we think about substances or mixtures that have been manufactured in large factories which emit smoke from their tall chimneys. But in reality, we are surrounded by countless chemical substances and mixtures every day, some of which we are not even aware of. What is an article? All […]
The REACH Registration: What should I do?
There are many companies that, due to lack of awareness or understanding, still haven’t submitted a REACH registration dossier to ECHA or received a REACH registration number. These companies will face great difficulties when trying to sell their substances in the European Union since most of their clients will ask them for a ‘REACH Certificate’ […]
Report on the application of the Biocidal Products Regulation
The European Parliament and Council Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012 on the commercialization and use of biocides entered into force eight years ago. The European Commission has recently published a report on the application of the Biocidal Products Regulation for the period September 1, 2013, to December 31, 2019. The Biocidal Products Regulation sets the rules […]
Revision of the REACH and CLP Regulations
With the European Green Deal, the European Commission is hoping to tackle climate change by reducing contamination to achieve a toxic-free environment, with the aim of attaining zero pollution. The Commission hopes to provide the EU with a clean, circular and sustainable economy, and to become carbon neutral in 2050. As part of those objectives, […]
Approval of hypochlorous acid as a biocidal active substance
The European Commission has approved hypochlorous acid as an active substance for use in type 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 biocides. The approval date for PTs 2, 3, 4 and 5 is 01 July 2022 and 01 July 2021 for PT1s. (EU) Commission Implementing Regulation 2021/347 of 25 February 2021, which approves active chlorine […]