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Sphera Releases Enhanced Tool to Ensure Compliance with Upcoming Regs

Regulatory demands from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will increase in complexity in 2018 with the forthcoming European Substance Volume Tracking (SVT) regulations, and EHS software provider Sphera has released an enhanced version of its Intelligent Authoring software that the company says will ensure companies are able to stay in … Read more »

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The Far REACH of the EU’s Chemical Rules

Chemical regulations for US companies are changing rapidly these days, as the bill that will reform the Toxic Substances Control Act moves closer to the president’s desk and as states implement — or modify — their own chemical laws, such as California’s Proposition 65. Another chemical rule that may not … Read more »

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Chemical Export Guidance is in REACH for NA Companies

North-American based companies that export chemicals or mixtures to the European Union now have a source of advice and support to meet their regulatory obligations under EU REACH, thanks to a partnership between the REACH Centre has teamed up with Gradient. Under the upcoming REACH 2018 deadline, substances that are … Read more »

How to Manage Chemicals Across the Value Chain

How to Manage Chemicals Across the Value Chain

To address evolving consumer concerns and regulatory restrictions related to chemical management across the value chain, sustainability consulting firm Pure Strategies has published a new report, Sustainable Chemicals Management Software: A Pure Strategies review of tools for managing chemicals in products. As the report outlines, sustainable chemicals management, particularly for … Read more »

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3E’s Latest SDS Authoring System Streamlines EHS Management

3E Company has announced the immediate availability of MSDgen 6.55, the latest version of its safety data sheet (SDS) authoring system. The new release includes enhancements aimed at simplifying global hazard communication initiatives, including expanded regulatory information for Indonesia’s and the Philippines’ adaptations of the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System … Read more »

ECHA Adds Six Substances to REACH Candidate List

ECHA has added six new SVHCs to the REACH Candidate List for authorization. Companies may have new legal obligations now that these substances are included in the list. Cadmium fluoride and cadmium sulphate are added to the Candidate List as being carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction and are also identified as being of … Read more »

SIN List Updated, Substitution Tool Launched

ChemSec’s annual Substitute It Now, or SIN list, has been updated with the addition of 28 chemicals identified as Substances of Very High Concern, using criteria defined by the EU’s REACH regulation. In addition, the update marks the launch of SINimilarity, a tool for identifying SIN-like chemicals to assist companies … Read more »

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World’s Largest Appliance Manufacturer to Use Honeywell’s Insulating Material

Haier, the world’s largest appliance manufacturer, will adopt Honeywell’s new low-global-warming-potential Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent in China to help insulate and increase the energy efficiency of its refrigerators. Blowing agents such as Solstice LBA allow closed-cell polyurethane foam insulation to expand and provide the majority of the foam’s insulating properties. … Read more »

REACH Adds Four New Chemicals

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added four new substances to the European Union’s chemical rules — known as the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restrictions of Chemicals (REACH) program— REACH regulation Candidate List for authorization: The new substances added to the Candidate List are: Cadmium chloride 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester, … Read more »