Most companies failing European Union chemical requirements, agency finds

Companies selling products in the European Union are largely failing to comply with their obligations to provide information on hazardous chemicals, the European Chemicals Agency says. In a Nov. 18 report, the agency said a project to check compliance with information requirements under the EU’s REACH chemicals law had turned up a noncompliance rate of … Continue reading Most companies failing European Union chemical requirements, agency finds

Chemical information faces more strict quality standards in EU

BASF SE, Clariant International Ltd., Henkel AG & Co. and other chemical companies face stricter scrutiny under the European Union’s REACH law as the bloc pledged to get tough on obligations to provide chemical safety information. In a June 24 plan published jointly with the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, the European Chemicals Agency … Continue reading Chemical information faces more strict quality standards in EU

EU could restrict types of recycled rubber in artificial turf

The European Union could require the use of less contaminated bits of shredded rubber in artificial turf on recreational fields and arenas. The cumulative presence of eight carcinogenic polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in shredded rubber should be limited to 20 milligrams per kilogramme in artificial turf and other surfaces, such as children’s playgrounds, the European Chemicals … Continue reading EU could restrict types of recycled rubber in artificial turf