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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.


ICT publish databases on leather labelling and Leathermark registration

During discussion between ICT, ICHSLTA and IULTCS under the auspices of the Global Leather Co-ordinating Committee (GLCC) two areas identified as priorities for collective industry action were to promote in all countries the correct labelling and description of leather and its use in products, and the control and appropriate use of the well recognised leathermark or hide design.