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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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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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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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Authorisation: ECHA proposes to extend the List, while EU Commission seeks new information from Industry.

  On the 1st September 2014, ECHA published a proposal to include a considerable number of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) for the Authorisation List (Annex XIV). Should these proposals be adopted future uses of these substance would not be permitted unless each user applies for and is granted an Authorisation before the relevant […]

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Authorisation: Industry boosted by first successful application but 9 more substances become subject Authorisation.

An update to the Official Journal was published on August 19th to include nine additional substances to Annex XIV of REACH. The Authorisation process is applied to the highest risk Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to ensure proper control of use, and to encourage replacement with suitable alternatives. Substances on the Authorisation list cannot […]

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