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Canadian Chemical Regulations: An View From Above

Quality professionals focus on Europe, the US and even China — as with China REACH and China RoHS for example — when we speak of chemical regulations.  Sometimes we overlook Canada when we say “global.” This is a mistake. Many … Continue reading

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TSCA Update: New Chemical Reporting for 2012

Last week the US Environmental Protection Agency held a training session to further explain the amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), scheduled for 3 hours this afternoon.  For those who couldn’t make it, here’s the distilled version: For … Continue reading

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15 Bad Intentions Under REACH

Three new restriction proposals for NPs and NPEs have been announced under REACH.  Specifically, the three are: 4-nonylphenol, branched nonylphenol nonylphenol ethoxylates NPs and NPEs are grouped under alkyl phenols and their ethoxylates.  Sweden has proposed intentions to restrict the … Continue reading

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RoHS Recast — Regulatory Update Made Official

The Council of the European Union (“the Council“) officially revised the RoHS directive on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.  The chemical restrictions will now apply to all electrical and electronic equipment, as well as to cables and spare … Continue reading

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REACH Penalties: Belgium Found Guilty

Belgium is the first EU Member State to be condemned by European Court of Justice for breach of REACH.  This is the result of a May 5 judgment in Case 265/10 Commission vs. Belgium. REACH has been very clear from … Continue reading

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Another Blogger Joins the Team

We’ve added a link to the Blogroll at right, and a new blogger. Welcome to “Chris Jellen,” who pens the Supply Chain Data Management blog. Chris’ area of interest is where chemicals and substance ingredients intersect with safety and environmental … Continue reading

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