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New addition to REACH affects tanners

The European Chemical Agency has announced that 1-methyl-pyrrolidone, NMP (EC 212-828-1, CAS 872-50-4) has been added to Annex XVII of the REACH regulation with immediate effect.


ECHA reclassifies titanium dioxide as carcinogen

European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has announced that titanium dioxide (CAS RN 13463-67-7) is to be reclassified as a Category 2 carcinogen. This can be a cause of concern for the tanning industry when presented in the form of aerosols.


SATRA’s certifications not affected by Brexit

SATRA, the UK based research and technology centre for consumer products, which include leather goods and footwear, has announced that the validity of its EC type examination certificates are not affected by the UK’s impending departure from the European Union.