Archives for March 2020

ECHA: CLP, Annex VIII – next CARACAL meeting canceled

The European Commission just cancelled the upcoming CARACAL physical Meeting (CLP and RECAH Session) planned on 31 March and 1 April. They are working now to set a video/internet conference to discuss x only 3 high priorities issues of the agenda:

CLP: Annex VIII (workability amendment)

REACH: Revocation of registration decisions

REACH: Update on the activities in relation to the amendments of the REACH Annexes for nanoforms

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New KÜB President

Turgay ÖZKUN, General Manager of Sika Construction Chemicals, was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Admixtures Manufacturers Association (KÜB).

In the new period, members of the KÜB Board of Directors have been elected as CHRYSO Additives General Manager Osman İLGEN as the Vice President, MAPEI Construction Chemicals General Manager Selman TARMUR, BASF Turkish Chemical Construction Chemicals Country Manager Suat SEVEN and KORDSA Tekstil Teknik A.Ş Sales and Marketing Manager Murat Yasa KILINÇ.

Leading the Concrete Admixture sector in the upcoming period, KÜB President Turgay ÖZKUN stated that they are aiming to move the works done until now to a further point for maintaining the growth of the sector in both our country and in the international area with the participation of all stakeholders in the sector.

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New EU Industrial Strategy

Even if the pandemic is growing, Europe has to define its position in a highly competitive world threatened by climate change.   Against this backdrop, a new EU industrial strategy was presented on Tuesday 10th March by the EC to provide a framework for a more ambitious EU industrial policy and a more assertive position on the global stage.

EFCA welcomes this new EU industrial strategy as the steppingstone for transition to a sustainable and digital economy. We particularly support the EC’s key objective of maintaining European industry’s global competitiveness and a level playing field at home and globally.

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EU Chemicals Legislation Finder (EUCLEF) coming on 11 March

ECHA is glad to present the new online service, EUCLEF, EU Chemicals Legislation Finder tool which will become available from today, 11th March.  This online service will be managed by ECHA and it will be free of charge.   The introduction webinar and video tutorial can be watched by clicking the relevant links in the email below. 

EUCLEF will be a fantastic tool, particularly for the SME companies when searching further information about a chemical and its compliance with a wide range of EU rules and regulations.  At the moment, the EUCLEF tool covers 40 pieces of Chemical legislations in EU and in 2021, a further 16 pieces of legislation is planned to be added.  ECHA is also prepared to provide a dedicated 24/7 service to support this tool. 

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