News list

03/07/2014 1st revision of ETAD limits for organic impurities in dyes

During its May meeting the Dyes Operating Committee started the revision of ETAD’s limits for organic impurities in dyes. The new version will reflect the values in the ZDHC Manufacturers Restricted Substance List, which were also determined with the assistance of ETAD and TEGEWA. The update communication will be published during the summer.

02/04/2014 ESC update

ETAD's Environmental Sustainability Committee has now its section on our webpage, where the specific tasks and activity of the 1-year-old committee are presented. The page can be found in the Committee section of this website.

01/04/2014 Revision of German Recommendation IX

The German authorities are planning a revision of their Recommendation IX on Colorants for Plastics and other Polymers Used in Commodities, and invited interested stakeholders to provide their proposals for possible amendments. ETAD is taking part in the project and already sent to BfR its comments, based on member companies' feedback and aimed to align the document with the current knowledge on the toxicity and the general properties of dyes and pigments used in this application.

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.