- 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.
- 17/01/2013 T&T rejoines ETAD
ETAD welcomes back the Taiwanese dye manufacturer T&T Industries Corporation, which officially rejoined ETAD in January 2013.
- 30/11/2012 Pigments as potential nanomaterials and Reg. 10/2011
On November 29th P. Fois and S. Lawrence had a meeeting in Brussels with representatives of the EC to discuss the status of pigments in Regulation 10/2011 on plastic materials intended to come into contact with food. The crucial issue presented by ETAD is the ongoing discussion on the potential labelling of organic pigments as nanomaterial and the possible repercussions to their compliance with Reg. 10/2011. ETAD provided information about the current knowledge on the safety of organic pigments and will follow the issue in further contact with the EU authorities.