The European Union has put forth a regulation requiring a limitation of no more than 25 parts per billion (grams per thousand tons) of Per Fluoric Octanoic (PFOA) in PTFE micro-powder, effective July 4th, 2020. The requirements of the REACH legislation pose a challenge to the coatings industry, as many possible raw materials will be banned. Although there is already an exemption for thermal-treated or irradiated PTFEs for another two years, there will be a need to reformulate or to make formulations PFOA REACH-compliant or completely PTFE-free for the future.
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) has submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding the agency's proposed rule on Hours of Service of Drivers.
Today we face a new regulatory environment as a result of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act (CSA), which went into effect in June of 2016. With the new law in place how does this affect the development and use of UV-curable coatings, inks, etc.?
PCI recently discussed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) with Allison Tuszynski, Manager, Regulatory Affairs at NACD, who has been closely following this process that will have a huge impact on the chemical industry.
Canada’s approach to chemicals management over the past decade is an evidenced-based assessment of chemicals in commerce, using the latest scientific data to determine a chemical’s risk to human health and the environment.
REACH, the EU’s regulation designed to protect human health and the environment from chemical risks – celebrates its 10-year anniversary on 1 June 2017. Here we speak to Chris Mayer, Health and Safety Environmental Manager, at South West Metal Finishing (SWMF) about the regulation that drives many manufacturers to distraction.
SAPICI has released a Positioning Statement and Recommendations on the European Diisocyanates Restriction Proposal submitted by Germany to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) and currently subject to public consultation.
The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) reports that Europe’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has issued an “advisory opinion” that titanium dioxide (TiO2) be classified as a Category 2 carcinogen under the EU’s Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation.
Our April issue features three articles on pigments and color technology, as well as an article on water-based epoxy technologies for metal coating applications, new research on an innovative coating additive made from amphiphilic Janus particles that can alter the surface properties of a waterborne coating system, and much more.