A consortium made up of AMSlab, Sigillum and Torusware investigates an analysis technique to facilitate the incorporation of recycled material into the circular industry 4.0 value chain

The TACTICS project, budgeted at 1.6 million euros and funded by the CDTI, will develop an innovative chemical analysis technique applicable to the agri-food, cosmetic, textile or plastics industry New Control Techniques for the Industrial Transition towards a Safe Circular Economy (TACTICS) is the project that seeks to demonstrate the viability and suitability of new…

The European Commission specifies the claims that should not be included in cosmetic hydroalcoholic gels and prohibits, among other issues, referring to the percentage of alcohol

In recent months there has been an increase in the use of hydroalcoholic hand gels derived from the Covid-19 pandemic. As we have already commented in previous news, this type of gels can be biocidal in nature (antiseptics for healthy skin), in which case they are indicated for hand disinfection and subject to evaluation, authorization…

Textiles and plastics: ECHA announces a new inspection program for consumer products to verify compliance with the REACH and POPs Regulations.

The Enforcement Forum, dependent on the European Chemical Agency (ECHA), has agreed that its main project for the year 2022 will focus on verifying compliance with the REACH Regulation (Regulation EC No. 1907/2006), in articles and mixtures. Most of the products inspected are expected to be consumer products. The inspectors will verify that the products…

Fashion sustainability labeling

Claiming the sustainability of the fabrics not only helps companies to promote sustainability, but also helps consumers select the product they are buying based on quality criteria and from a socially and environmentally responsible perspective. Today’s consumers are very aware of sustainability and how it affects each component of the garment they wear. The reduction…

France and Sweden propose to the European Union to ban or restrict more than 1000 allergenic substances in textile, leather and leather goods.

It is estimated that between 4 and 5 million Europeans are allergic to chemical substances present in textile and leather goods, which constitutes an important health problem since once the allergy is developed it is maintained for life. On this basis, the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) and the French Agency for Food, Environment and Occupational…

Europe opens the door to a possible restriction of microplastics in consumer goods

One year after the European Commission asked ECHA (European Chemical Agency) to act on microplastics, it has presented its proposal, focused on the restriction of this type of particles when they are intentionally added to products.   Microplastics are very small particles of plastic material (usually less than 5 mm) that can be formed unintentionally…

The European Commission is resuming the possible expansion of the number of allergenic substances that should appear on the labeling of cosmetic products

The European Commission has just published an Initial Impact Assessment document regarding the possibility of increasing from 26 to 88 the number of allergenic substances (included in Annex III of Regulation CE 1223/2009) that should be labeled in cosmetic products if they are present above certain concentrations. This is a matter for debate since 2012,…