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The IMDS Steering Committee has decided that in the near future, standard data sheets for electronic components may no longer be used for reporting in the IMDS system as has been the case up to now. The PCB standards in IMDS that are provided by ZVEI, also known as Rec019 semi-finished parts, will be deactivated at the same time as IMDS Release 13.0 is rolled out, i.e. probably on 10 March 2021, according to an update by the Steering Committee in June 2020. At the latest by then, companies will

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On the basis of the Biocidal Products Regulation, ECHA has launched a consultation on boric acid (EC 233-139-2, CAS No 10043-35-3) and disodium tetraborate pentahydrate (EC 215-540-4, CAS No 12179-04-3) as new potential candidates for substitution. The deadline for comments is 27 October 2020.

Boric acid acts as a fungicide and insecticide and is used by industrial, professional and non-professional users as a preventive and curative wood preservative for wood and construction timber in

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On 1 September, two proposals to identify new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) were submitted to ECHA:

  • Bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl)ether (CAS number 143-24-8)
  • Dioctyltin dilaurate, stannane, dioctyl-, bis(coco acyloxy) derivs., and any other stannane, dioctyl-, bis(fatty acyloxy) derivs. wherein C12 is the predominant carbon number of the fatty acyloxy moiety.

Both substances are suspected to be toxic to reproduction.

Bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl) ether is used as a

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From January 2021, you will be required to notify ECHA (= European Chemicals Agency) if your products contain Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) in a concentration of more than 0.1 percent by mass and are produced, sold or imported on the EU market.

You believe this doesn't concern you? You could be mistaken, though, because many products contain:

  • Lead, for example in copper or aluminium alloys (fasteners, housings, cable conduits, etc.),
  • Plasticizers (phthalates), such as DEHP
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