The importance of sustainability in the construction chemicals industry playlist_play

Interview with Eric Dehasque, President of the European Federation for Construction Chemicals (EFCC) One of the main reasons for the revision of the European Construction Products Regulation was to better address sustainability challenges: improve the sustainability performance of construction products and enable the construction ecosystem's contribution to meeting climate and sustainability goals. Considering sustainability is not new to the European construction chemicals industry, EFCC members have been committed for many years to delivering sustainable, safe and resource efficient solutions. Below Mr Dehasque talks about his experience on how sustainability is perceived in the construction chemicals sector.

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Proposal for a revision of the Regulation on classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals (CLP) published playlist_play

On 19 December 2022, the European Commission published the Proposal for a revision of the Regulation on classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals (CLP) and introduced new hazard classes for endocrine disruptors and for chemicals that do not break down in the environment and can accumulate in living organisms. The new hazard classes under CLP will be introduced without amending the UN GHS framework which leads to a deviation of the EU framework from the global system of classification and labelling. EFCC warned that the international regulatory divergence will create obstacles to economic growth and global trade.

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EC Safe and Sustainable by Design recommendation adopted playlist_play

Today, the European Commission adopted a recommendation and its annex to promote a framework to assess safety and sustainability of chemicals and materials. The proposed European framework sets a common baseline for evaluating safety and sustainability. It is considered an important step to increase the protection of human health and the environment against hazardous substances.

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Re-start of the Harmonised Standards Consultant (HAS) assessment system playlist_play

CEN organises a webinar on the HAS assessment system that restarted in October. The aim of the webinar is to: Do a recap of the tasks and responsibilities of the HAS contractor and consultants, as well as the existing processes and flows, and Present the novelties of the HAS assessment system.

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14-17 November 2022 - International Product Safety Week playlist_play

Every two years, since 2006, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Justice and Consumers brings safety experts from all around the world for International Product Safety Week.  This year’s event will focus on “New horizons for product safety”. It will include sessions on new trends in e-commerce and how market surveillance can adjust to keep pace with these changes.

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EFCC celebrated the 25th Anniversary of CEFIC’s European Solvents Industry Group playlist_play

Dr. Ing. Johan Breukelaar, Director General of EFCC, has participated in the 25th anniversary dinner of the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) European Solvents Industry Group (ESIG) and at the same time the 25th anniversary of the European Solvents Downstream User (previously VOC) Coordination Group, ESVOC, where EFCC has been a long standing member because of the interest of EFCC members in all aspects of solvents.

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7 October 2022 - CEPE, EFCC and FEICA Webinar on the Polyurethane Training Platform for the Safe Use of Diisocyanates playlist_play

The restriction on diisocyanates adopted in 2020 requires manufacturers to provide end-users information about the training on the safe use of diisocyanates. The webinar will explain why training on the safe use of diisocyanate-based products is mandatory and how professional and industrial users of PU-based adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, inks or construction chemicals can find their suitable training modules.

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