Highlights and updates

HIFICHEM is a new member of ETAD

We are glad to welcome ANSHAN HIFICHEM CO., LTD. as a new member of ETAD since the end of 2021. HIFICHEM is specialized in the manufacturing of organic pigments, dyestuff and intermediates and is located on two production sites in China - in Anshan in Liaoning...

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Contribution to the EU nano definition

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 possibility to specify that nanomaterials should be solid and insoluble; the possibility...

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ETAD’s new mandatory limit for PCP in dyes

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...

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DyStar is no longer an ETAD member

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...

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Sumitomo is a new member of ETAD

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.

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CINIC is a new member of ETAD

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.

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Matex International Limited is a new ETAD member

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...

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Organic pigments reference for ZDHC compliance

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...

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Dyes in REACH Annex III inventory

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...

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Update of ETAD Method 212

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...

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ISO/TC 256 has accepted ETAD‘s PCB Method

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.

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Stricter requirements for ETAD companies

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...

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Hwa Tai is a new ETAD member

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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