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Top Searched Plastics and Chemicals Terms on UL’s Prospector®

Understanding what chemical and plastics buyers are searching for is key to creating a solid marketing strategy. Having this knowledge allows you to align your...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

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IUCLID Software to be Updated to Allow Submission of Additional Information on Nanomaterials under REACH

by Dr. Martina Schneider and Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP On December 3, 2018, the EU amended the REACH Regulation via Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1881 to...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

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3 Ways Prospector® Helps You Win at Search Engine Marketing

Why do you need Prospector? Chemical marketing has changed a lot over the last 5 years According to Adobe, 76% of marketers think that marketing...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

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Test Methods Updated Measuring Toxicological and Ecotoxicological Properties of Chemicals for REACH

by Dr. Martina Schneider In order to keep up with technical progress and reduce the need for animal testing, the EU has been adopting the...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

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European Commission adopts the 14th ATP to CLP which includes harmonised classification and labeling for titanium dioxide

by Charlotte Blackburn, PhD The 14th ATP (Adaptation to Technical Progress) to the CLP regulation, which includes amendments to Annexes II, III and VI, has...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

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Changes and Amendments to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) 61st edition 2020

by Tatjana Benko and John Stewart PhD This article highlights some of the important changes and amendments introduced to the 61st edition of the IATA...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

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Brazil Updates ABNT Classification (NBR 14725) Standard

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP In June, the Brazil Association of Technical Standards (ABNT) updated its standards for classifying chemicals, bringing it in line with...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

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Download Cora Knutson’s Cosmetics Presentation from In-Cosmetics Latin America, São Paulo

UL Senior Regulatory Specialist Cora Knutson recently spoke at the In-Cosmetics Latin America exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil, where she presented a technical seminar titled...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

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Poison Centres: The First CLP Annex VIII Compliance Date for Mixtures for Consumer Use Agreed to be Postponed

By Dr. Charlotte Blackburn, Regulatory Specialist At the 31st meeting of the Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP (CARACAL), held on 18th September 2019, the...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

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EPA Posts Update to TSCA Inventory

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On September 19, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) posted an update to the public version of...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

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Poison Centres: A Guide for Annex VIII Compliance [checklist]

Do you need to submit a Poison Centre Notification? In an attempt to harmonise Poison Centre information across the EU, Annex VIII to CLP was...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

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New Draft Version of REACH Annex II on the Format of the SDS Released

by Dr. Eleanor Grimes Annex II of REACH, which sets out the required structure and content for a safety data sheet (SDS), has had a...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

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ECHA Publishes Information Requirements for SCIP Database

by Ancuta Rusu, PhD Pushing towards a Circular Economy where the generation of waste is minimized, in particular waste containing hazardous substances, ECHA has set...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

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U.S. – New York State, Disclosure of Chemicals in Household Cleansers Requirements Invalid

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program has been overturned by the...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

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Western Australia’s Proposed New Work Health and Safety Regulations

by Laura Whiteman Western Australia’s health and safety laws are in the process of being modernised. This is part of harmonising the legislation and codes...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

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TSCA: What You Need To Know About New Chemical Notification Obligations – Myth or Fact Part 3

By Ghassan Zughaib, Senior Regulatory Specialist The U.S. Congress originally enacted the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in 1976 and significantly amended it in 2016. However,...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

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TSCA: Nuances of TSCA Inventory Status – Myth or Fact Part 2

By Stacie Abraham, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, UL William Henry Merrill Society The U.S. Congress originally enacted the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in 1976...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

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TSCA: When & How Does TSCA Apply? Myth or Fact Part 1

By John J. Kowalski, CHMM The U.S. Congress originally enacted the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in 1976 and significantly amended it in 2016. However, many...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

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Nordic Council of Ministers Releases Working Paper on Nanomaterial GHS Classifications

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP In May 2019, the Nordic Council of Ministers released a working paper, “The applicability of the GHS classification criteria to...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

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The EU Updates Its POP Regulations

by Dr. Eleanor Grimes On the 20th June, the EU released a recast of the 2004 Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) Regulation (EU 2019/1021). The regulation...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

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ECHA Opens Public Consultations for Harmonised Classifications of Five Substances

by Dr. Eleanor Grimes The public has until October 11th 2019 to comment on proposed harmonised classifications for five new substances. The substances, listed below,...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

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ECHA Publishes Guidance on Occupational Exposure Limits

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP An agreement between the European Commission and European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has been reached for ECHA to regularly review occupational...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

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Taiwan Amends Agro-Pesticides Labeling Management Regulation

by Xunyao Fu, PhD. On August 5, 2019, Taiwan’s Executive Yuan Gazette Online published the amendment of Agro-pesticides Labeling Management Regulation (農藥標示管理辦法), which was made...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

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Marketing Trends and How They Impact Sales

Marketing is changing fast, and it can be hard to keep up with new marketing trends.  In fact, an Adobe survey found that 76% of...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

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