EAB member Mauro Scalia (EURATEX) article in ECHA’s November newsletter

Now’s the time for wise substitution

Chemical Substitution is a hot topic in Europa as the 2018 registration deadline, part of the REACH process managed by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is closer and chemicals which are not registered will no be able to be supplied legally in the EU market.

Mr. Mauro Scalia, Manager of Sustainable Businesses of EURATEX and member of MIDWOR-LIFE External Advisory Board shares his perspective and the substitution process driven by the implementation of REACH and the proposal to ban some chemical substances such as PFOA and how this rises new challenges in the innovation field.

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Technical workshop in Biella, Italy

Next Tuesday 29/11 MIDWOR-LIFE workshop in Biella, Italy. Our project partner PO.IN.TEX will host a technical workshop with the local textile stakeholders. If you want to assist please get in contact with the organizer through: http://www.pointex.eu/midwor-life Read more


EU Proposes to Regulate PFOA under Annex XVII of REACH

The European Union (EU) is proposing to regulate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and similar substances under Annex XVII of REACH. If approved, the measures will be implemented in phases starting 2020.

According to the draft Regulation, attached to WTO document 16-5339, PFOA is identified as a persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic substance (PBT). It has been on the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) since June 2013, and is a candidate for listing under Annex XIV (Authorization List) of REACH.

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