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EU Stakeholder consultation on solders for glass

Post By: Jeremy Pearce on Saturday, 10 September 2011

The Oeko Institute, Germany has concluded an industry consultation on EU ELV exemption 8(i) "lead in solders for electrical glazing applications". This is highly relevant to the automotive industry in relation to solders for windscreens.

The consultation ran from July to September 2011 and was targeted at research and government organisations as well as the automotive industry.

Two previous consultations in 2008 and 2010 showed some unresolved issues.

In 2008 Antaya, US had claimed that they have a viable...

Review of the Controversial REACH Regulation Tabled for 2012

Post By: Katie Hill on Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Five years after its adoption the European Commission is preparing to review the controversial REACH Regulation which, for the first time, required companies to prove that the substances they supply in EU are safe to consumers and the environment. While people agree that the aims of REACH are creditable, many have criticised the way in which the Regulation has been implemented.

NGO’s are disappointed by the small number of substances that have been reviewed by the regulatory agencies since...

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