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Edited on 02/07/2019
The ECHA web pages dedicated to substitution have been updated and new features are now available to access a list of programs and institutions that can finance research and development projects related to substitution.
Edited on 01/15/2019
In November 2018, the Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment (A4) was founded with the aim of promoting the methodological development and practice of the assessment of alternative solutions and substitution.
Edited on 01/10/2019
On 23 October 2018 the European Parliament adopted an amendment to add nonylphenol to drinking water quality parameters and to introduce a new cap for bisphenol A.
Edited on 09/24/2018
The Swedish chemicals agency KEMI published a study identifying 200 chemicals with a chemical structure similar to BPA likely to be on the European market. Among these substances, 37 bisphenols could have endocrine disrupting properties and six of these bisphenols were considered problematic due to their properties and uses. This study is therefore a useful source of information to avoid a "regrettable" substitution by a molecule presenting dangers similar to BPA.
Edited on 09/24/2018
The Member State Committee of ECHA supported on 17th April the proposal to identify dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) due to its classification as a toxic substance for reproduction category 1B and to its endocrine disrupting properties with probable serious effects to human health.
Edited on 02/20/2018
The European Commission has lowered the BPA migration limit from varnishes or coatings intended to come into contact with food at 0.05 mg / kg of food.
Edited on 01/30/2018
The Member State Committee of ECHA supported on 14th December the proposal to identify bisphenol A as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) because of its endocrine disrupting properties in the environment.
Edited on 11/20/2017
Perstorp company markets AKESTRA 110, a transparent co-polyester which meets the top-rated classification for fire safety in the building and construction industries.
Edited on 11/20/2017
The company EVONIK markets the TROGAMID range, polyamides able to replace polycarbonate in various fields (drinking water, medical, electrical / electronics, automotive, optics, ...).
Edited on 06/26/2017
Soy-PK is an alternative biosourced resin to epoxy resins based on bisphenol A for applications in the sector of metal food packaging.