ECHA Weekly - 27 February 2019

High-volume plastic additives mapped

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.


Authorisations granted for uses of 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC)

The European Commission has granted authorisations for uses of 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC) (EC 203-458-1, CAS 107-06-2) to:
  • ORGAPHARM, for two uses (expiry date of review period: 22 November 2024), more;
  • Akzo Nobel Chemicals SpA, for one use (expiry date of review period: 22 November 2026), more; and
  • Microbeads AS, for one use (expiry date of review period: 29 January 2031), more.
Adopted opinions on applications for authorisation

New proposals and intentions to harmonise classification and labelling

The proposal to harmonise the classification and labelling of exo-1,7,7-trimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-yl acrylate (EC 227-561-6, CAS 5888-33-5) has been submitted.

Registry of CLH intentions

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Read the latest issue of the ECHA Newsletter

In the February issue, you can read about some of our main priorities for 2019, for example, the work being carried out to improve the compliance of REACH registrations.

Our editorial also highlights ECHA’s approach to embracing new ways of working, one of which is to be more considerate of the environment. As an example of this, there will no longer be a print version of the Newsletter.

Read about the new overview of plastic additives, the proposed restrictions of microplastics and cobalt salts, and the latest perspectives on nanosafety research in the EU. Learn also about the impact of the Rotterdam Convention on the import of hazardous chemicals to Cameroon, consumer protection against endocrine disruptors, and how to stay safe when renovating your home.

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