NEWS

06/09/2019

Horizon Europe public consultation

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on Horizon Europe, closing 8th September 2019, including inviting comments on the proposed “Orientations” document which will define the content of Horizon Europe (thematic funding, Missions, Partnerships …).

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06/09/2019

US EPA consults on bans on DecaBDE and PIP

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published, for public comment to 27th September 2019, a proposal to ban the manufacture, import, processing or sale of products to which DecaBDE and of PIP (phenol isoporopylated phosphate 3:1) have been added, with the exception of aircraft and aerospace, replacement (for DecaBDE) or new (for PIP) automotive parts and recycling of DecaBDE-containing plastics.

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06/09/2019

EFSA consultation on chlorinated paraffins in food

The European Food Safety Agency has opened a public consultation to 17th September 2019 on risks to human and animal health from chlorinated paraffin contamination in food and feed.

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06/09/2019

ICL becomes member of pinfa

We are very excited to join pinfa, said Yaniv Kabalek, Senior Vice President, Flame Retardants at ICL. A global specialty minerals and chemicals company, ICL operates bromine, potash, and phosphate mineral value chains in a unique, integrated business model.

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06/09/2019

UK Parliament report on “Toxic Chemicals”

The UK Parliament (Environmental Audit Committee) has published its report on “Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Life”, following a Parliamentary public enquiry process (see pinfa Newsletter n°102).

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06/09/2019

UK Government Advice on HPL claddings

The UK Government has issued an official “Advice Note” to building owners concerned by HPL (high pressure laminate) panels in external wall systems, to be read in complement to the December 2018 Advice Note on panel systems.

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06/09/2019

Queensland State to ban “flammable cladding”

The Government of Queensland State, Australia, has announced that it will regulate to ban “flammable cladding” on all new buildings.

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06/09/2019

Scotland updates to building fire regulations

The Scottish Government has published updates to building standards, applicable for building work permitted or starting after 1/10/2019, including significant new requirements for fire safety.

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06/09/2019

ECHA delays restriction on chlorinated P-ester FRs

The European Chemical Agency, ECHA, has “withdrawn” a proposal to restrict the use of chlorinated phosphorus ester flame retardants (TCEP, TCPP and TDCP, and a mixture of these) in flexible polyurethane foams (PUR) in certain products (see pinfa Newsletter n°92).

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