European Resin Manufacturers Association (ERMA)
European Resin Manufacturers Association (ERMA)

European Resin Manufacturers Association (ERMA)                  The Voice of Resins in Europe

ERMA 2019 Annual Conference

The ERMA 2019 Annual conference was held on October 11th 2018 in the city of Brussels.
Annual Conference provided a successful platform for members and partners to discuss, raise questions and initiate the new partnership for supporting join interest between ERMA and other organisations.

 

1- ERMA 2019 Annual Conference minutes [...]
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ERMA Position Paper on use of Biocide

ERMA is concerned by more stringent upcoming legislation on biocides which impacting biocide containing in water-based resins.

 

ERMA position on Biocide Products_V0.pdf
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ECHA to scrutinise all REACH registrations by 2027

ECHA will start to evaluate 20 % of registration dossiers in each tonnage band to improve the compliance of REACH registrations. This will mean approximately 30 % of all registered chemicals will be checked.

For more information:

https://echa.europa.eu/fr/-/echa-to-scrutinise-all-reach-registrations-by-2027

 

4 New substances added to the SVHCs andidate List

(Source: ECHA - July 16/2019)

The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 201 substances.

  • 2-methoxyethyl acetate: Use (Not registred under REACH)
  • Tris(4-nonylphenyl): Use (Primarily used as an antioxidant to stabilise polymers)
  • 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-2-(heptafluoropropoxy)propionic acid, its salts: Use (Processing aid in the production of fluorinated polymers)
  • 4-tert-butylphenol: Use (as a flavoring agent or a component of coating products, polymers, adhesives, sealants and for the synthesis of other substances)

 For more information: https://echa.europa.eu

 

ECHA start work on Persistent Organic Pollutants:

(Source: ECHA - July 15/2019)

ECHA starts working on scientific, technical and administrative tasks to identify and regulate persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

Key points:

  • The POPs Regulation bans or severely restricts the production and use of persistent organic pollutants in the European Union.
  • The Agency will support the identification of new POPs substances.
  • This includes compiling and publishing information from the Member States on uses, volumes, releases, monitoring data, stockpiles and waste related to POPs
  • Promoting an exchange of information on POPs between various EU actors and third countries.
  • In 2020, ECHA will integrate data on POPs to its chemicals database.

 

        For more information: https://echa.europa.eu

 

Registered substances mapped for regulatory action:

(Source: ECHA - April 17/2019)

The first report of the Integrated Regulatory Strategy presents a mapping of the universe of registered substances that are on the EU market. This information helps authorities to identify, plan and monitor the progress on identifying and regulating substances of concern.

 

Within the report, registered substances are divided into three main pools:

  1. High priority for risk management, covering around 270 substances. These are substances with an identified concern and for which further regulatory work is ongoing or can start based on currently available information.
  2. High priority for data generation and assessment, with around 1 300 substances of potential concern. Here further data needs to be generated or assessed to enable authorities to decide whether further regulatory risk management is needed.
  3. Low priority for further regulatory action at present. In this group, around 450 substances are considered as already sufficiently regulated and almost 500 substances have been concluded as low priority after assessment.

 

        For more information: https://echa.europa.eu

 

Companies should continue their Brexit preparations:

(Source: ECHA - April 15/2019)

With regard to the decision of the European Council to extend the UK withdrawal negotiation deadline, ECHA advises companies to continue preparing for a new, flexible withdrawal date.

With regard to the transfer of registrations and other assets from UK entities to EU-27 entities, ECHA’s previously published instructions remain valid. Companies need to make their own business decisions about the timing of initiating the transfer, or to terminate the transfers initiated but not yet completed. This can be done directly in REACH-IT

 

                   Short Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0UCfD08cvc

 

For more information: https://echa.europa.eu

 

 

Brexit : Act now to stay on the EU market after the UK’s withdrawal:

(Source: ECHA - February 8/2019)

ECHA recommends companies to prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario ahead of the UK’s withdrawal on 30 March 2019​

With continued political uncertainty regarding the withdrawal agreement, the Agency urges companies to act now to continue complying with their obligations under the REACH; Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP); Prior Informed Consent (PIC); and Biocidal Products (BPR) regulations.

  • All companies placing chemical substances onto the markets of the European Union and European Economic Area need to prepare for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU. New instructions are now available on ECHA’s website..
  • To keep substances that are registered under REACH legally on the EU-27/EEA market, UK-based manufacturers and formulators can either transfer their business to, or appoint an only representative in, one of the EU-27/EEA countries.
  • If a downstream user in one of the EU-27/EEA countries relies on REACH authorisations granted to a UK-based company, they need to make sure that there is another EU-27/EEA supplier with a valid authorisation for their use.

                    For more information: https://echa.europa.eu/act-now -to-stay...

 

 

Six new substances aded to the SVHCs Candidate list:

(Source: ECHA - 15 January 2019)

  • The REACH Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 197 substances. The new list becomes effective immediately.
  • If one or more of these substances are present in your products above 0,1% (w/w) then:   - you have the obligation to communicate this in your supply chain.

        - Notification of the substance to ECHA is mandatory if the total amount exceeds 1 tonne

           per year.

      - When consumers request information on the substance then this must be provided

          within 45 days, free of charge.

  • The new substances are:                                                                                Benzo[k]fluoranthene (carcinogenic), Fluoranthene, Phenanthrene, Pyrene (all very persistent and very bio-accumulative), 2,2-bis(4'-hydroxyphenyl)-4- methylpentane (toxic for reproduction) and the endocrine disrupting substance 1,7,7-trimethyl-3- (phenylmethylene)bicyclo[2.2.1] heptan-2-one.

                    For more information: https://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table

 

ERMA 4th Quarter 2018 News Paper "Résume"

 

Résumé Q4_2018.pdf
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ECHA offers help for Brexit  (Source ECHA Newsletter - 20 November 2018)

  • The United Kingdom is withdrawing from the European Union at the end of March 2019. This decision has consequences for those working in the chemical industry, but also for companies in the remaining EU Member States and EEA countries doing business with the UK.
  • The EU and the UK have announced a draft Withdrawal Agreement. If the agreement is ratified, it may contain a transition arrangement, which would give companies a longer period to adapt to the consequences of Brexit. 
  • Based on the information currently available, ECHA providing advice to help companies prepare for the UK’s withdrawal taking full effect on 30 March 2019. How the withdrawal affects you depends on the role your business plays in the supply chain. If your UK-based business is connected to one of the remaining 27 EU Member States (the EU-27) or one of the three EEA countries, you will face some changes.

The European Chemicals Agency ECHA offers help for companies to stay on the British market.

In a short and comprehensive overview, ECHA explains how UK-companies can stay on the market legally by appointing a representative to manage their registrations or by moving the part of their business that is related to the registration to a EU-27 member state.​

                             For more information : https://newsletter.echa.europa.eu

 

 

ERMA 2018 Annual Conference Participants Feedback (Suvery results)

 

The ERMA 2018 Annual conference was held on October 5th 2018 in the amazing and  full of contrasts city of Warsaw – the capital of Poland.

The gala dinner was a good opportunity for participants to enjoy the local foods and meet the speakers and other participants.

Annual Conference provided a successful platform for members and partners to discuss and raise questions. The Conference Survey feedbacks demonstrate that ERMA Conference was successful event.

 

The ERMA Annual conference minutes & speakers presentation are included in member area for members.

 

ERMA 2018 Annual Conference Feedback
2018 ERMA Annual Conference Survey Feedb[...]
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ERMA 2018 Annual Conference topics and registration form
2018 ERMA Annual Conference Registration[...]
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Conferences & Events:

  • Food Contact Regulations

         5 November 2019

          Brussels

  • Eurocoat 2020

         March 31- 2 April

         Paris Expo - Hall 2.2

 

ERMA is actively involved to promote our European interest and ensure a uniform and concerted European approach

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