In the last decade REACH has been giving a lot of headaches both to the authorities and the industry. Being a new concept for the entire European chemicals legislation, its first steps were clumsy. Although implementation corrections were constantly made, it is now for the first time that legal corrections are aimed at. ... more
German authorities proposed 4-methylbenzylidene camphor (4-MBC) and 3-benzylidene camphor (3-BC) for being identified as substances of very high concern (SVHCs). ECHA launched the related public consultation, which closes on 14 April 2016.
4-MBC and 3-BC are UV filters mainly used in cosmetic products, such as sunscreens. ... more
Is e-commerce relevant for cosmetics and their ingredients on the European market? How do the consumers’ digital habits influence the marketing strategies for the cosmetics industry? What are the European legal requirements applying to e-commerce? Which are the online marketing channels for cosmetics? How do the market surveillance authorities react to this relatively new media?... more
Update your REACH registration dossier by 11 March
If your substance was shortlisted during the ECHA IT screening, which takes place at the beginning of each year and is the base for prioritising substances for different regulatory processes, it is important that you ... more
The public consultation on ECHA's 7th draft recommendation for including SVHC on the Authorisation List (Annex XIV of REAC) is open until 18 February 2016. Key sectors, such as energy generation and distribution, automotive, shipbuilding, as well as technologies like encapsulations in lighting technology (LEDs) and IT equipment (fiber optics), are affected by the prioritisation of MHHPA & HHPA.
Chemical Legislation European Enforcement Network (CLEEN) published this month the results of its enforcement project focused on checking the compliance of chemical products sold via the Internet.
Alster Consulting will participate with a stand at the exhibition in connection with the REACH Information and Experience Exchange Forum (RIEF III) organised by Cefic on 24 June 2014. We would be glad to meet you there. more
Alster Consulting offers exclusive services for supporting the chemical industry to understand the implications of selling substances and mixtures via the internet and the related legal requirements. Alster Consulting organises in the period May-June 2014 a series of webinars aiming to give a general impression on the current situation regarding chemical internet traded targeting professional users, as well as consumers: market practises, legal requirements and consequences of non-compliance, advantages and problems.