Reclassification proposal for Methylene Chloride open for public consultation until 17 November 2023

ECSA members, acting via the Chlorinated Solvents REACH Consortium (ChlorSolv), are confident that the proposed classification is not justified
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ECHA announces reclassification proposal for Methylene Chloride

ECSA and ChlorSolv members are still confident that the proposed classification is not justified in view of the plethora of high quality data.
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ECSA nominates Jan Votava as new Management Committee Chair

Jan Votava of SPOLCHEMIE replaces Isabelle Gourdon of Kem One.
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ECSA nominates new Management Committee Chair

Isabelle Gourdon of Kem One replaces Thorsten Schulz of Nobian, who has been the Chair for the past year.
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Substance Evaluation Report on Methylene Chloride published

SEV conclusion report of Italy published on ECHA’s Substance evaluation - CoRAP website in late August 2021
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ECSA Recommendations for Cleaning Machines for the use of chlorinated solvents now updated

Click here to take a look at the ECSA Recommendations for Cleaning Machines for the use of chlorinated solvents in dry cleaning and surface cleaning that has just been updated....
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Nouryon announces renaming of Industrial Chemicals subsidiary

Industrial Chemicals business to be known as Nobian.
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New scientific publication on carcinogenicity of methylene chloride

Paper published in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology journal
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Updated ECSA Infosheet on perchloroethylene now available in six languages

ECSA updated these language versions of the Information sheet in November 2020
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Nouryon outlines sustainability approach

Click here to read more about ECSA member company Nouryon's approach to sustainability, which is based on further improving environmental footprint and safety performance; growing sustainable solution...
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ECSA summary of work in Chlor-Alkali Industry Review 2019-2020

Click on to read about the ECSA work carried out in 2019-2020 in the Euro Chlor Chlor-Alkali Industry Review. This publication, first produced more than 25 y...
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U.S. EPA’s holds webinar on methylene chloride risk evaluation and management

U.S. EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics holds the webinar under TSCA
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ECSA nominates new Management Committee Chair

Thorsten Schulz of Nouryon Industrial Chemicals replaces Neil Rosenburgh of Inovyn, who has been the Chair for the past two and a half years.
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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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