Following the update of the EU regulation on POP regarding pentachlorophenol (Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/277) ETAD’s mandatory limit for this substance has been updated accordingly: pentachlorophenol as impurity in dyes is only allowed at a maximum concentration of 5 ppm. In Europe, this limit entered into force already on 15 March 2021.
Today, ETAD submitted to ECHA its contribution to the Consultation on the revision of the definition of nanomaterials. Some specific points we underlined and commented on are:
The complete document can be downloaded here.
Due to non-compliance with its member obligations, the company Thai Ambica is no longer an ETAD member. The decision has immediate effect.
ETAD has published the “ETAD Position on the Presence of Unintentional Trace PCBs in Some Organic Pigments“ in the Context Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 (POPs recast Regulation). The document can be downloaded here.
ETAD has published a “Short communication on the PBT-status of Pigment Yellow 110 (CAS number: 5590-18-1, EC number: 226-999-5)”. The document can be downloaded here.
ETAD submitted to ECHA a position regarding the consultation period on the proposed restriction of formaldehyde, dioxins, furans, PCBs and PAHs in single-use baby diapers. The document can be downloaded here.
In 2019, DyStar was found no longer compliant to the eligibility requirements for an ETAD company. However, before the final decision on its status was reached according to the Rules Governing the Enforcement of ETAD’s Code of Ethics, DyStar terminated its membership per December 31st, 2019.
ETAD Method 229 has been officially published by ISO under ISO 787-28:2019 on May 15th, 2019.
We are glad to welcome SUMITOMO CHEMICAL CO., LTD. as a new member of ETAD. Sumitomo is a worldwide supplier of synthetic dyes, located in Osaka, Japan.
ETAD has published an updated version of the "ETAD position paper on organic pigments as nanomaterials". The document can be downloaded here.
ETAD has published a short information notice on the status of azo pigments classified as WGK 3 in Germany. The document can be downloaded here.
ETAD welcomes Pidilite Industries LTD as a new regular member. The company, a worldwide supplier of organic pigments, is located in Mumbai, India.
We are pleased to announce that ETAD’s Chinese member companies have founded the Chinese Operating Committee (ChOC). The committee will focus on local activities in contact with regulatory bodies on all legislation developments affecting the colorant industry. Future committee meetings will be held Shanghai and the working language of this committee is Chinese.
We are glad to welcome CINIC Chemicals (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. as a new member of ETAD. CINIC is a worldwide supplier of organic pigments, located in Shanghai, China.
ETAD is glad to welcome Matex International Limited as a new regular member. The company, based in Singapore, offers a range of products for textile applications going from reactive dyes, pigments, and disperse dyes to optical brightening agents and specialties for pre-treatment, dyeing, printing and finishing.
ETAD’s metal limits for organic pigments are used as a reference for textile applications in compliance with the ZDHC MRSL. To simplify the communication with our members' customers we create a specific document as quick reference for this purpose. It can be downloaded directly here or from our publications page.
As part of its activities aimed to identify substances of concern ECHA recently screened many chemical structures using various prediction tools, and summarized the results in an inventory of chemicals evaluated as potentially meeting the criteria of Annex III to the REACH Regulation. Among the screened substances are several dyes. ETAD prepared a communication on this topic as a quick reference to clarify the actual effect of the listing on the status of those dyes.
Together with its member companies, ETAD has updated its analytical Method 212 (Edition May 3rd, 2016) “Identification and Quantification of Primary Aromatic Amines in Organic Pigments by HPLC”. The updated version allows a more precise quantification of residual PAAs.
ETAD is proud to inform you that ETAD’s Taiwanese member companies have founded the Taiwanese Operating committee (TOC). The committee will focus on local activities in contact with regulatory bodies on all legislation developments affecting colorants.
ETAD is glad to welcome Hubei Color Root Technology Co., Ltd. as a new regular member. The company, based in China, is specialized in development and production of reactive dyestuffs for textile applications.
We are pleased to announce that the ISO technical committee 256 has accepted ETAD‘s PCB Method (ETAD Method 229) as a new work item proposal. It will be dealt with in the working group 3 and discussed during its upcoming November meeting.
We are proud to welcome Yorkshire Chemicals Ltd as a new ETAD member. Among others, Yorkshire Chemicals is spezialized in manufacturing reactive, disperse, acid and basic dyes.
During ETAD’s General Assembly in May 2016, member companies approved unanimously a stricter version of the association’s Code of Ethics. In its new version, the Code of Ethics requires that all dyes sold by ETAD’s members for consumer applications have to comply with limits for heavy metals, potential aromatic amines from reductive cleavage and other organic impurities.
ETAD is glad to welcome Meghmani Dyes and Intermediates Ltd as a new member. The company, based in India, is a dyes manufacturer, with a sortiment including reactive, vat, acid, solvent, and leather dyes as well as petroleum dyes and wood stains.
ETAD is glad to welcome Hwa Tai Industry as its first associate member. The company, based in Thailand, is a subsidiary of the Siam Pro Dyechem Group and its product portfolio includes both dyes and pigments.
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