SCIP notifications of SVHC substances on the EU market

EU importers and EU manufacturers now have obligations according to the EU REACH Regulation ((EC) No 1907/2006) and the Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC) which requires the determination of chemicals contained in their products. During this process it is important to submit a SCIP notification to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA), if certain regulatory criteria are […]

Poison Centre Notifications are here

Since 1 January 2021, importers and downstream users are obligated to notify their mixtures in a harmonised format and unique formula identifiers (UFIs) must be included on mixture labels. This is an important change for companies placing hazardous mixtures on the market. Most EU countries are now accepting notifications through the ECHA Submission portal. ECHA’s […]

SVHC Candidate List update: Four new hazardous chemicals to be phased out

The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 209 substances. Helsinki, 25 June 2020 ECHA – The four candidate substances includes an endocrine-disrupting substance, that is used in consumer products, such as cosmetics. The three others are used in industrial processes to produce polymers, coating products and plastics, respectively. […]

Vietnam is updating their National Chemical Inventory

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While getting back into business after lifting nationwide lockdown aka social distancing, Vietnam has started to update their National Chemical Inventory. The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) of Vietnam published the new drafted National Chemical Inventory (NCI) in March 2020. Originally established in September 2016, NCI currently includes 36,777 substances and is organised and […]

What is the UFI code?

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UFI is an acronym for Unique Formula Identifier. The UFI will primarily be used by poison centres in the event of an emergency call. For example, the UFI can be read directly from the label of a product to a poison centre operator in addition to the trade name to precisely identify the product involved […]

A huge failure rate to notify customers on Substances of Very High Concern

Companies have a lot to improve on reporting harmful substances in their products The ECHA Enforcement Forum pilot project revealed shortcomings in the notification of SVHCs in their products. Good news about the pilot project is the fact that only 12% of the products examined contained SVHCs. In contrast, 88% of companies whose products were […]

ECHA proposes 18 substances for authorisation

18 substances of very high concern (SVHCs) are recommended to be added to the REACH Authorisation List Helsinki, 1 October 2019 – ECHA’s ninth recommendation to the European Commission to prioritise substances of very high concern for authorisation includes 18 substances. Thirteen of these substances are toxic for reproduction, of which one has also endocrine disrupting properties. The […]

Changes to substances permitted in cosmetic products

With the new EU regulation, more than 200 substances or groups of substances were banned in cosmetic products. Cosmetics marketed in the EU and EEA countries must not contain these prohibited substances or must comply with restrictions on their use. Prohibited substances are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (CMR). On 22 May 2019, the […]

ECHA added six new substances to SVHC Candidate List

Helsinki, January 15, 2019 The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 197 substances. ECHA has added five new substances to the Candidate List due to the carcinogenic, toxic to reproduction, persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties of the substances. One further […]

Chementors met the Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland in Vietnam

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Chementors Ltd had an honor to attend “We Love Finland” event in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Thursday October 18th. The center of the event organized by Business Finland was the Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland Mika Lintilä with his delegation. In addition to Minister delegation, Business Finland had invited Finnish companies operating […]