Challenges in Analysis of Complex Natural Mixtures – Faraday Discussion

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Challenges in Analysis of Complex Natural Mixtures – Faraday Discussion

October 15th, 2018

Representatives of PFA will be attending the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Faraday Discussion meeting on “Challenges in Analysis of Complex Natural Mixtures” in May 2019 at The University of Edinburgh. ‘What is this substance?’ sounds like it should be an easy question to answer, but... read more »

REACH Substance Identity

May 15th, 2018

The final REACH deadline has passed, but substance identity is still important. Have you: Included more than one hazard profile under a single Registration? Registered an organic salt? Ignored impurities? Registered a UVCB and/or naturally-derived substance? Presented limited evidence for your composition and sameness within the SIEF? If you answer yes... read more »

Countdown to phase-in registration deadline … only six months to go!

November 24th, 2017

Manufacturers and importers should already be well aware of the fast-approaching deadline under REACH to register phase-in substances supplied in EU within the tonnage ranges 1-100 t per year by 31 May 2018, now just six months away. ECHA continues to develop and progress... read more »

REACH and ECHA communications – reminder for the vacation season

August 29th, 2017

REACH registrants, particularly those in a Lead Registrant role, would be well advised to consider their arrangements during the summer holiday period to ensure any incoming emails from ECHA will not be overlooked. Contrary to the expectations of some companies, REACH work is not ‘complete’... read more »

REACH and Post-Brexit UK

March 30th, 2017

While the United Kingdom has formally begun the wider process of withdrawing from the European Union, the status of EU-level chemical legislation in the UK after Brexit is also being considered. PFA is following closely the House of Commons  Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry ‘The... read more »

PFA working on EC project assessing REACH

March 3rd, 2017

PFA Ltd and PFA Brussels are working on a project assessing the impacts of REACH Authorisation for the EC (DG Growth). The project is led by eftec, with Apeiron Team and The Economics Interface. The aim is to find out about the cost and benefits of the... read more »

Environmental assessment of ‘upstream’ sites – an opportunity to co-ordinate

September 5th, 2016

REACH takes a generic approach to exposure assessment, working on a substance-by-substance basis. A precautionary approach is intrinsic to the methodology, meaning that refinement or control are often necessary.Industry associations for different chemicals sectors have been active in preparing SPERCs. These are still intended... read more »

Are your plans in place for the 2018 REACH Registration deadline?

May 31st, 2016

Are your plans in place for the 2018 REACH Registration deadline? It is now three years since registrants were actively submitting documentation for the close date for registration of ‘phase-in’ substances in the 100-1000 t range (‘Phase 2’) in May 2013.At that time, the... read more »

Improvements in alternative methods for skin corrosion testing

April 22nd, 2016

A tiered system for skin corrosion and irritation testing, employing in vitro models, is an established part of the current OECD testing strategy used for REACH. The approach allows for the discrimination between substances which are not classified and those which require classification as... read more »

How to Find Out about the Chemicals You’re Exposed to

February 16th, 2016

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has changed the way that information on chemicals is presented on their website.ECHA is responsible for managing and assessment of the dossiers that manufacturers and importers must submit on chemicals (“substances”) in the EU under the REACH Regulation (EC)... read more »