Posted on 07/11/2018 in 2018
ECHA increases pressure on SVHC chemicals

The European Chemicals Agency ECHA has announced that notifications of uses of “Authorised” chemicals will now be systematically made public on their website (except certain confidential commercial data). There are today 43 chemicals listed for “Authorisation” under REACH, which can only be used if the specific use (including naming of downstream users) are notified to ECHA. The public notification register will include the uses of the substances, specifying which companies at which sites, as well as any specific additional data indicated in the Authorisation decision. Additional information such as numbers of workers concerned or substitution activities can also be included. This decision follows a transparency request from environmental lawyers ClientEarth.
“Downstream user notifications of authorised uses: Information made public by ECHA”, ECHA, July 2018 and user notifications web page (not yet complete).
“Non-Halogenated Flame Retardant Chemicals Market – Segmented by Type, End-user Industry, and Geography – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 – 2023)”, Mordor Intelligence, April 2018

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