- 20/02/2014 Archroma is a new ETAD member
The new company Archroma Management GmbH, born from the splitting of the textile, paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant, is now officially a new ETAD member. We welcome them and are very glad they will continue to contribute with their experience to our committees and activities.
- 09/01/2014 REACH registration of dyes - Update
Up to 2103 31 substances were fully registered by the three REACH Dyes Consortia, in which ETAD members are participating.
For the 2018 work, within the consortia members have been already elected and assigned 280 Leads. The consortia members are now working hard for the preparation of these 280 dossier which will be submitted in the next years.
By May 2018 it is expected to complete the registration of about 500 organic dyestuffs. Further details and direct contact information can be found on the page REACH Dyes Consortia of this website.
- 05/09/2013 ETAD recommendation on organic impurities in dyes
The ETAD DOC finalized a list of recommended limits for organic impurities in dyes, which are most relevant for the majority of existing voluntary standards. Unlike in most standards, the values in the ETAD list refer to content of impurities in the dyes themselves and have been evaluated on the basis of usual dyes concentrations and industrial dyeing processes. Additionally, a rationale is provided in order to clarify in detail the information in the limits table.
The document can be downloaded from the page “Information Notices” of this website.
- 20/08/2013 ETAD element limits for pigments in toys
The new Toys Safety Directive introduced, as particularly important requirements, new limits for the migration of some elements from toys. Since pigments contribute to the final element migration, ETAD has decided to provide a direct organic pigment reference based on the TSD migration limits for the final toy. Taking into account the usual colourant loadings in toys, ETAD's Pigments Operating Committee has derived limits for the element content in the used pigments. This information will help the toy manufacture to assess the conformity of his toy with the TSD requirements, since it remains the responsibility of the economic operator placing the article on the market to ensure compliance with all aspects of the Toys Safety Directive.
The limits with their rationale can be downloaded from our Information Notices page.
- 29/05/2013 Dyes REACH consortia
A new page providing information on REACH consortia for the registration of dyes has been added to this website. The page is accessible through the corresponding "Highlights" topic on the homepage, via the REACH page on the tab "About ETAD", or directly here.