New updated ECSA Infosheet on perchloroethylene now available

ECSA has updated its Information sheet in May 2020 to reflect the latest information for perchloroethylene
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ECSA participates in HSIA high-level meeting

ECSA shared information about its communications and regulatory status
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ESIG organises solvents@work webinar on 2 July 2020

Webinar about "how to safely handle solvents in the workplace”
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Download the ECSA News Release "No further information request" for the popular dry-cleaning solvent (PDF)...
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ExpoDetergo in Milano

ECSA Manager was  present at the ExpoDetergo International, Milano....
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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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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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