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ERMA 2018 Annual Conference and GA ( Warsaw - October 5th 2018)


It is highly important for the European chemical industries to discharge their environmental and social responsibilities integration in business models for a sustainable activity. Our 2018 conference topics should help members, partners and chemicals community to have a better view on challenging subjects (Regulatory, Environmental,  Health, R&D and Sustainability).
ERMA 2018 conference and GA:
Place: Warsaw (Poland) "Novotel Warsaw Centrum"
Date:  October 5th 2018

  • How could Brexit affect European and UK Coatings industries?
  • Biocides "Profile and challenges for coatings"
  • Circular Economy "Concept, Objective, Strategy, trends & opportunities"
  • Global basic monomers market trends

This event is a good opportunity to discuss with experts and participants "from industries, authorities & associations" about critical subjects which could have significant impact on you business.


In order to join the ERMA 2018 Annual Conference, please use attached registration form and send the completed form by e-mail to:


ERMA 2018 Annual Conference topics and registration form
2018 ERMA Annual Conference Registration[...]
Document Adobe Acrobat [210.6 KB]



ECHA and Cefic sign joint statement to work on effective implementation of REACH
Source ECHA: June 15th 2018


With the completion of the third registration deadline, REACH now regulates all chemicals on the EU market. In this context, all actors have to improve further REACH implementation; ECHA and Cefic signed a cooperation agreement that will further contribute to this.

The agreement is a commitment from both industry and ECHA to focus on improving the scientific assessment of some substances or groups of substances, further enhancing safety information and its communication across the supply chain.


Link for more information (ECHA News):



REACH: Authorities to focus on identifying substances of potential concern:

Source: ECHA, 17 April 2018


The focus of ECHA and Member States is on substances for which concerns have not yet been clarified. Currently, new data is being generated or assessed on 750 substances. Substances are increasingly addressed in groups based on structural similarity.
Key points:
-  Coherence of regulatory action of similar substances,
-  Avoid regrettable substitution of substances of SVHCs,
-  Generate further information on substances and mainly focus on the most crucial hazard 

    properties for protecting human health and the environment.



ERMA last Résumé (Association Newpaper):


Résumé Q1 2018.pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat [366.9 KB]



REACH 2018 (Source ECHA March 23rd 2018)

You can still submit a dossier by 31 May

If you have pre-registered substances that you manufacture or import from outside the EU above one tonne but not more than 100 tonnes per year and have not already registered them, the REACH registration deadline of 31 May 2018 concerns you.

If you are not able to submit a complete registration in time, you can still make a submission so that you can continue on the market until the Agency has assessed your case.

Link For more information:


Biocidal Active Substances
The active substance/product-type combinations provided by ECHA are all those for which an application for approval has been submitted under Directive 98/8/EC or Regulation (EU) No 528/2012, including "existing" active substances included in the Review Programme and "new" active substances.


for checking and view quikly your biocide(s) status, select summary in following link:


Link for mor information:


The status (Approved or Under review) of applications and approval of active substance/product-type combinations under the BPD or the BPR are included in summary table.

- Where an active substance has been approved, a link to the relevant legal act is provided.
- Where an active substance is not yet approved, it is indicated as "under review". 



ECHA Restriction proposal on diisocyanates & lead stabilisers:

Source: ECHA (Dec. 8/2017)


​The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) and the Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) agreed on proposed restrictions:

- Diisocyanates: The main goal is to prevent new cases of occupational asthma from exposure to diisocyanates among industrial workers and professionals.

- Lead stabilisers in PVC articles.

Following a risk management option analysis (RMOA), conducted by ECHA and published on its site on December, concludes that there is a need for a restriction to be introduced under REACH. 


Link for more information:



REACH 2018 

  • If you have pre-registered substances that you manufacture or import from outside the EU above one tonne but not more than 100  tonnes per year and have not already registered them, the REACH registration deadline of 31 May 2018 concerns you.
  • To benefit from the 31 May 2018 registration deadline for low volume, existing substances, you need to have pre-registered them. You  can still do so if you have recently entered the European market. The last chance is on 31 May 2017. If you do not pre-register by that  date, you will need to register your substance before you can manufacture or import it.                                     For more information :

News, Conferences & Events

In order to help our members and visitors we share selected available information for public (Videos, documents, presentations, communications) from autorities, professional associations, academic and other sources. No representations or warranties are made with regards to completeness or accuracy and no liability will be accepted by ERMA or its members. 


Conferences & Events:


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

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