News

23/08/2019

New classification to be proposed for methylene chloride

In May 2019, Italy submitted to ECHA its intention to submit a reclassification proposal (‘CLH proposal’) regarding methylene chloride or dichloromethane (DCM), which only became publicly availab...
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23/07/2019

Nouryon increasing capacity of chloromethanes in Germany

ECSA member Nouryon will start construction in May on a project to further increase capacity for chloromethanes at its site in Frankfurt, Germany, expected to be completed in 2020. The company first i...
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11/02/2019

Angelica Candido joins as ECSA Sector Group Manager

This month, Angelica Candido started at Euro Chlor as Sector Group Manager for the European Chlorinated Solvents Association (ECSA) and European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC) Sector Groups.
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11/09/2018

TRI Authorisations granted

Trichloroethylene (TRI) can be used safely under controlled conditions. Five authorisations have been granted to BlueCube Germany (a subsidiary of Olin) to continue to produce TRI for specific uses,...
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18/02/2018

UBA PMT criteria published

The German Environment Agency (UBA, Umweltbundesamt) has published the assessment of "Persistence, Mobility and Toxicity (PMT)" with the desire to protect drinking water sources. Applying conservative...
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11/02/2018

New Study on Dichloromethane

Together with HSIA, ECSA supported a study to clarify the mode of action of cancer formation for Dichloromethane (DCM). The study results have been published end of 2018. The outcome of the study show...
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11/11/2017

Montreal Protocol Meeting – ECSA & HSIA side event

DCM & the ozone layer 24 November 2017 – 13hrs – Montréal During this side event, we will provide you with scientific facts and figures on the worldwide production, emissions of the VSLS...
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20/02/2017

IOELVs for DCM, CTC and PER published

Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELVs) for DCM, CTC and PER have been published by the EU Commission (cf. DIRECTIVE (EU) 2017/164 of 31.1.2017), which are in line with the REACH DNEL...
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20/10/2016

New Study on DCM

Together with HSIA, ECSA supported a study to clarify the mode of action of cancer formation for methylene chloride (DCM). A publication is expected soon in a peer reviewed scientific journal. The out...
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18/10/2016

Hazards of PER Alternatives

As of 2013, the French Authorities have decided to progressively stop the use of dry-cleaning machines that use Perchloroethylene (PER) as cleaning solvent (cf. arrêté 2345), which is widely used wi...
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14/12/2014

Methylene chloride

Trained and certified professionals can use DCM based paint strippers in the UK. The UK Authorities have launched in 2014 a public consultation that led to the vote by the UK Parliament for nationa...
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10/10/2014

Perchloroethylene

Download the ECSA News Release "No further information request" for the popular dry-cleaning solvent (PDF)...
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02/10/2014

ExpoDetergo in Milano

ECSA Manager was  present at the ExpoDetergo International, Milano....
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18/01/2014

Carbon Tetrachloride

The ChlorSolv REACH Consortium has launched an appeal to ECHA's Board of Appeal against the ECHA decision following the CoRAP 2012 process (substance evaluation)....
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12/07/2012

Methylene chloride

A new study conducted by ECSA on biodegradation of dichloromethane in a closed bottle test according to OECD guidelines resulted in this finding. The study was required after an international agreemen...
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