The sunset date for chromium trioxide (September 21, 2017) is approaching. As Annex XIV substance, chromium trioxide will be subject to authorisation, which entails new obligations for downstream users, i.e. formulators and platers. Under REACH, substances may either be included in Annex XVII (Restricted substances list) or be placed on the so-called candidate list (SVHC list) before they eventually end up in Annex XIV (List of Substances subject to...more

Yet another building block has been added to Schlötter’s integrated management system: an energy management system (EnMS). With the new certificate being handed over to Schlötter on October 26, 2016, the company is now officially certified to DIN EN ISO 50001. The new EnMS was implemented under the auspices of Energy Management Officers Dr Joachim Heermann and Günther Lehle, who were supported by an energy team with several members on-site and an external consultant. By...more

In a recent press release (June 27, 2016), ECHA reported that substantial progress has been made in the applications for REACH authorisation of several uses for Chromium Trioxide. ECHA’s RAC (Risk Assessment) and SEAC (Socio-Economic Analysis) Committees have recently issued their draft opinion on the applications for REACH authorisation (‘AfA) of chromium trioxide. Both committes support the applications submitted by the CTACSub Consortium and will recommend that...more