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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.

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.