Use of companies’ applications for authorisation requests to support the substitution of harmful substances
Edited on 09/01/2023
ECHA publishes information on potential alternatives to substances listed in Annex XIV
Edited on 05/15/2023
Chemsec has published the report "Check Your Tech - A guide to PFAS in electronics" on the use and substitution of PFAS in the electronics industry (electronic devices, semiconductors, manufacturing processes).
Edited on 03/24/2023
The PFAS substitution section includes new persistent compounds: persistent, mobile and toxic (PMT) and very persistent and very mobile (vPvM) substances
Edited on 03/17/2023
Chemsec has published an online tool entitled "PFAS Guide" to identify the types of sectors, uses, functionality or materials that may involve the use of PFAS
Edited on 03/14/2023
C9-C14 perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCAs) may no longer be placed on the EU market or used in most applications from 23 February 2023.
Edited on 02/13/2023
ChemSec added 370 PFAS to the SIN list in its last update.
Edited on 02/13/2023
Details of the restriction proposal to reduce emissions of PFAS to the environment are available on the ECHA website.
Edited on 02/09/2023
The list of substances of very high concern (SVHC) or candidate substances for authorisation includes since 17 January 2023 nine additional substances, including : 2,2',6,6'-tetrabromobisphenol A, bisphenol S, bis(2-ethylhexyl)-tetrabromophthalate, perfluoroheptanoic acid and its salts and the reaction mass of octafluoro-4-(1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropan-2-yl)morpholine and octafluoro-4-(heptafluoropropyl)morpholine.
POP Regulation (Persistent Organic Pollutants) includes two new PFAS in its list of substances subject to concentration limits in waste
Edited on 01/05/2023
From 10 June 2023, concentrations of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorohexane sulphonic acid (PFHxS) and their salts and related compounds must not exceed certain thresholds.
Edited on 11/14/2022
A risk profile for long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCAs) was adopted at the last meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-18)