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Canadian New Substance Notifications

Importers or manufacturers of substances in Canada are required to submit New Substance Notification Packages before import/manufacture can begin. The data requirements for these notifications range from simple characterisation to physicochemical, human health and ecotoxicological data. Data requirements are determined based on substance type, volume being imported and whether the substance is listed on the […]

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Articles in Articles

In my previous blog, “When is an article not an article?” we were awaiting the ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on whether components within articles should also be considered as articles. The ECJ ruling on the subject has been published and it has major implications for manufactures, importers and suppliers of articles […]

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What is a SIEF ?

What is a SIEF? A Substance Information Exchange Forum (SIEF) is formed once stakeholders agree that they have pre-registered the ‘same substance’ within the REACH-IT system.     Participation within a SIEF is mandatory under REACH, members of a SIEF have no option to opt out but can, in most instances, decide how actively they […]

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Seven new substances proposed for inclusion in the candidate list

A further seven substances have been identified for potential inclusion in the candidate list. The list of substances, published 31 August includes two UV absorbing substances which were proposed by the German Authority. 2,4-di-tert-butyl-6-(5-chlorobenzotriazol-2-yl)phenol (UV-327) and 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(tert-butyl)-6-(sec-butyl)phenol (UV-350) are full spectrum UV absorbers. They are commonly used as UV stabilisers for plastics, rubbers and polyurethane […]

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When is an article not an article?

When is an article not an article? When it’s a component. Sometimes. Perhaps. Maybe. We’ll see. Beware of SVHC’s. Firstly, the (slightly) technical bit. Article 33(1) of REACH obliges suppliers to provide certain information to downstream users if Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) are present in an article that they supply at a concentration of […]

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ECHA reports progress on dossier quality, but further improvement required.

ECHA’s report of its 2014 activities, published in February, highlights the outcome of compliance checks and recurring shortcomings encountered in registration dossiers including testing proposals. It also discusses further activities carried out during the year and provides recommendations to registrants to improve dossier quality. This summary will highlight key areas from the report. Frequent Issues […]

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Canada Implements GHS

On February 11th 2015, Canada finally published its version of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for classification and labelling of workplace chemicals referred to as WHMIS 2015; this was achieved by amending the Hazardous Products Act with new regulations, the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR). The new regulations repeal and replace WHMIS 1998, or the Controlled […]

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Chemicals Northwest Awards

H2 Compliance have been shortlisted as a finalist for the upcoming UK Chemical Northwest Awards

Announcing the finalists for the UK Chemicals Northwest Awards 2015. Chemicals Northwest Awards “H2 Compliance is proud to have been shortlisted as a finalist in two separate categories of the Chemicals Northwest Awards. With a record number of entries for the awards this year and judges commenting on the high standard of entries received, we […]

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Chemicals Northwest Awards

H2 Compliance have just been announced as a finalist for the UK Chemicals Northwest Awards 2015.

Announcing the finalists for the UK Chemicals Northwest Awards 2015.   “H2 Compliance is proud to have been shortlisted as a finalist in two separate categories of the Chemicals Northwest Awards. With a record number of entries for the awards this year and judges commenting on the high standard of entries received, we remain hopeful in […]

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