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Use maps

This library provides the available use maps and exposure assessment input (sector-specific worker exposure descriptions (SWEDs), specific environmental release categories (SPERCs) and specific consumer exposure determinants (SCEDs)) files submitted by sector organisations. 

These use maps have been prepared by sector organisations representing downstream users as part of the CSR/ES Roadmap initiative to improve the quality of the information in the REACH chemical safety report.

This information on use and exposure is being made available to support registrants in preparing their chemical safety assessments (CSAs), by providing realistic information on use and conditions of use agreed at sector level. Registrants are encouraged to be aware of the availability of use maps for the sectors they supply and use this information to prepare their CSAs.

The table below gives an overview of the sectors that have submitted information in the library. 

To support registrants in selecting relevant use maps an indication of the type of substances and of the type of products covered by each sector is provided.

Clicking on a sector opens a new page where further information can be found and files can be downloaded. As a first step, registrants are invited to open the use map (if available) and check in the ‘other documents’ section whether the sector has published some specific guidance for its use map.

Sectors can request for their information to be updated. The content and the date of the latest updates are displayed in each sector section. Details on what has been updated are described in the history table at the beginning of each file.

This library is filled in with information submitted by the sectors. During the interim period until the library is filled the overview table of the sector association activities published by CEFIC can help to find out the availability of previous use maps information (table last updated: January 2016). You can find the link to this table in the related links box.

 

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A.I.S.E.
Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance products

 

Sector acronym
A.I.S.E.
Sector name
Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance products
Keywords
Substances involved:
Solvents, Surfactants, Waxes, Bases/Acids, Builders, Additives, Fragrances, Bleaching agents, Brighteners, Cleaning agents, Propellants, non-motive (blowing agents), …
 
Covered uses:
Industrial, professional, consumer end-uses
Use map elements
Available:
Use map,
SWEDs,
SPERCs,
SCEDs
Forthcoming:
In the coming months:  review of existing SPERCs and SCEDs. 
Last updates
10/11/2016, Initial publication
General remarks
Files

 

Use map
usemaps_v1 [XLSX]
SWEDs
swed_v1 [XLSX]
SPERCs
sperc2abc_factsheet_oct_2012 [DOC]
sperc2g-l_factsheet_oct_2012 [DOC]
sperc4_factsheet_oct_2012 [DOC]
sperc5_factsheet_oct_2012 [DOC]
sperc8a1a-c_factsheet_oct_2012 [DOC]
spercs_overview_table_oct_2012 [XLSX]
SCEDs
sceds_factsheets_may2015_v1 [PDF]
sceds_supportingdocument_may2015_v1 [PDF]
Other documents
No files provided
Sector contact
Francesca Angiulli
francesca.angiulli (at) aise.eu

 

Cosmetics Europe
Cosmetics and personal care products

 

Sector acronym
Cosmetics Europe
Sector name
Cosmetics and personal care products
Keywords
Substances involved:
N/A
 
Covered uses:
Cosmetics, cosmetic formulations
Use map elements
Available:

SWEDs,

SPERCs

Forthcoming:
N/A
Last updates
10/11/2016, Initial publication
General remarks

The package available does not include the general use mapping. 

Consumer exposure to cosmetic product is regulated under the Cosmetic Products Regulation 1223/2009 and is therefore not covered by REACH. Therefore Cosmetics Europe does not plan to develop SCEDs.

The SPERCs provided do not follow the agreed harmonised format yet.  

Files

 

Use map
No files provided
SWEDs
sweds_v02 [XLSX]
SPERCs
spercs_v02 [XLS]
SCEDs
No files provided
Other documents
No files provided
Sector contact
Manuela Coroama
mcoroama (at) cosmeticseurope.eu

 

EFCC
Construction Chemicals

 

Sector acronym
EFCC
Sector name
Construction Chemicals
Keywords
Substances involved:
Not further detailed
 
Covered uses:
professional use, construction chemicals, construction products, construction sector
Use map elements
Available:
Use map
SWEDs
SPERCs
Forthcoming:
Updates in 2017:
  • Update of EFCC-SPERCs according to the current factsheet template and drafting of related background documents. 
  • Development of Chesar 3 files for all UseMap elements.
Last updates
12/12/2016, publication of UseMap (v1), SWEDs (v1) and SPERCs (v2)
General remarks
Files

 

Use map
UseMap_v1_en [XLSX]
SWEDs
SWED_v1_en [XLSX]
SPERCs
sperc_formulation_v2 [PDF]
sperc_industrial_v2 [PDF]
sperc_wdu_v2 [PDF]
SCEDs
No files provided
Other documents
No files provided
Sector contact
Martin Glöckner 
gloeckner (at) vci.de 

 

FEICA
Adhesive and sealant industry

 

Sector acronym
FEICA
Sector name
Adhesive and sealant industry
Keywords
Substances involved:
Adhesives, sealants
 
Covered uses:
professional uses, industrial uses, consumer uses
Use map elements
Available:

Use map,

SWEDs

SPERCs

SCEDs

Forthcoming:
In the coming months:
  • Update of SPERCs according to the new factsheets and background document
  • Integration of the consumer uses in the Use Map
  • Development of Chesar 3 files for the use map elements.
Last updates
09/12/2016, publication of SPERCs (v2-Feb 2013) and SCEDs (v1-Feb2016)
General remarks
Files

 

Use map
use-map_v1-1 [XLSX]
SWEDs
swed_v1-1 [XLSX]
SPERCs
overview_of_changes_spercs_v1_v2 [PDF]
spercs2_v2_feb2013 [PDF]
spercs4_and_spercs5_v2_feb2013 [PDF]
spercs8_v2_feb2013 [PDF]
SCEDs
sceds_v1_feb2016 [PDF]
Other documents
No files provided
Sector contact
Divina Gomez
d.gomez (at) feica.eu

 

I&P Europe
Imaging and printing products

 

Sector acronym
I&P Europe
Sector name
Imaging and printing products
Keywords
Substances involved:
surfactant, polymer, solvent, base/acid, hydrotope, monomers, oligomer, photoinitiator, filler, pigment, ink, IPA, dyes, resin, acrylate, petroleum hydrocarbons, aliphatic hydrocarbons, biocide, bleaching agents, brighteners, cleaning agents, .....
 
Covered uses:
Formulation, industrial/professional and consumer use of chemicals from the imaging and printing industry, e.g. pressroom chemicals (fountain solutions, washes, auxiliaries etc,), digital printing inks, toner, photographic processing chemicals, coatings, offset plateprocessing, flexographic plate processing
Use map elements
Available:
Use map
SWEDs
Forthcoming:
No information available
Last updates
30/01/2017, publication of UseMap (v1) and SWED (v1)
General remarks
Files

 

Use map
UseMap_v1 [XLSX]
SWEDs
SWED_v1 [XLSX]
SPERCs
No files provided
SCEDs
No files provided
Other documents
No files provided
Sector contact
sude (at) ip-europe.com 

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