This is unique source of information on the chemicals manufactured and imported in Europe. It covers their hazardous properties, classification and labelling, and information on how to use them safely.
New manual on publishing information about biocides
ECHA's new manual explains the basic rules applied when publishing information on approved active substances and authorised biocidal products on our website: Which information from the IUCLID 5 dossier will and will not be made public? Which information can be claimed confidential? The manual is helpful in particular for companies' managers and technical experts responsible for making sure that the dossiers include comprehensive information.
Video tutorial on new biocidal product family concept
Watch our video tutorial to get acquainted with the new biocidal product family criteria, the meta-SPC concept and the practical steps you need to take to submit an application that relies on the new criteria. Similar uses, levels of risk and levels of efficacy are new criteria you may consider in your biocidal product family application.
Comment proposal to harmonise the classification and labelling of 4-tert-butylphenol
ECHA has launched a public consultation on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposal for 4-tert-butylphenol (EC 202-679-0; CAS 98-54-4). It is an industrial chemical used mainly as an intermediate and as monomer for the production of polymers, such as thermoplastics, resins and rubbers. It is also used as hardener in formulating adhesives and sealants and in coatings and paints. The proposal covers environmental hazards only. Submit comments by 8 January 2016.
A safety data sheet checklist, developed in cooperation with the Enforcement Forum, is available in 23 languages on ECHA's website. Its main purpose is to support inspectors in their examination of safety data sheets, but it can also be used by companies to improve the quality of safety data sheets in the supply chain.
The materials and the recordings of the first two webinars in the REACH 2018 series are available online. You can now also register for the third webinar taking place on 2 March 2015, focusing on substance information exchange forum management and data sharing.
Information session on new registration process - presentations available
The information session held on 4 November 2015 in Brussels provided an overview of the upcoming changes in tools and processes involved in the registration of substances under REACH. Take a look at the presentations.