At SIAM we are committed with the environment.

SIAM has recently obtained the certification of its environmental management system according to the international standard ISO 14001:2015, which demonstrates the company's commitment to preserve the environment as much as possible.

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Candidate List Updated with 4 New Hazardous Chemicals

The Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) now contains 223 entries identifying chemicals that are potentially harmful to human health and the environment.

You can consult the complete list here, but let us explain to you a little more about the 4 recently added substances, their characteristics, identification number and the reasons for their inclusion.

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Disabling a submitted notification: why, when and how

On December 2021, the ECHA updated the “PCN: a practical guide” to its version 5.0. A version which includes a step-by-step explanation of the new functionality for disable submitted notifications through the ECHA submission portal, which was introduced in IUCLID 6 (version 6.20.)

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The UK´s Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulation 1992 requires the employers to provide their employees with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect them from the risk of injury in the workplace.

PPEs are a last resort when risks associated with a professional activity cannot be prevented or controlled in any other ways, and they can include items such as safety helmets and hard hats, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses.

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Most of the European products sold online do not comply with the regulations on chemical products

The latest report of the REF-8 project, which assesses compliance with the European regulations REACH, CLP and BPR, concludes that almost 80% of the online sales products inspected violated the legislation

The Compliance Information Exchange Forum (FORUM) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has just published the results of its eighth REACH-EN-FORCE (REF-8) project, which focused on analysing compliance with REACH, CLP and BPR regulations in products sold online.

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Following REACH registration and to eliminate SHVCs from plastic waste streams, keys to achieving non-toxic recycling

A new study by the ECHA focuses on the European Union situation and developments in chemical recycling.

Chemical recycling, a process by which plastic polymers are chemically broken down to supply new products such as crude oil, naphtha or fuels, is used for processing various types of waste, including biomass, concrete and plastic waste. However, only a really small part of plastic waste has been recycled or incinerated, with the rest accumulating in landfills and becoming ubiquitous in the natural environment.

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