Keyword: European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)


3M Agrees PFAS Clean-up with Flemish Government

13.07.2022 -

US conglomerate 3M has agreed with the Flemish government to spend more than €571 million on cleaning up PFAS-contamination at its site in Belgium. The Flemish government...

Strategy & Management

Into the Crucible: Will the European Chemicals Industry Rise to the Circularity Challenge?

30.09.2020 -

Chemicals are a critical, but often overlooked, factor of success for a circular economy. 96% of all products on European markets, from food to medical treatments, from...


Producers Sprint to Follow new SVCH Rules

26.08.2020 -

European chemical producers are sprinting to be ready to comply with new reporting rules for Substances of Very High Concern (SVCH) under an expansion of the EU’s REACH...

Markets & Companies

Chemical Industry Welcomes Brexit Deal but Holds its Breath

29.11.2018 - The UK chemical industry was quick to support a draft UK-European Union Brexit withdrawal agreement when it was published in mid-November. “We have given it a cautious welcome,”...


CEFIC Comments on the European Commission’s REACh Review

10.03.2018 - The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) issued a statement commenting on the publication on March 5, 2018 of the European Commission’s REACh review (REACh Refit evaluation)...


ECHA Publishes Progress Report 2017

01.03.2018 - The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published its annual progress report on evaluation under REACh which includes also a 10 years overview: safety information on chemicals is...

Markets & Companies

UK Chemical Companies Start to Fear the Worst with Brexit

24.11.2017 - In a little over a year, the UK will be withdrawing from the European Union. Yet the future of the country and its chemicals industry is even more uncertain now than it was when a...


ECHA Labels TiO2 a Category 2 Carcinogen

14.06.2017 - Chemical industry organizations including those representing producers of titanium dioxide, have criticized the decision by the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) of the European...