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  • FEICA proposal for a list of starting monomers for the polyesters exemption.pdf

    Uploaded May 16, 2022

    FEICA Position Paper - FEICA proposal for a list of starting monomers for the polyesters exemption

    FEICA welcomes the European Commission’s proposal to keep an exemption for polyester polymers made from monomers on the EU list when polymers subject to registration requirements are defined. While FEICA considers the polyester exemption to be scientifically supported, we acknowledge that the list of starting monomers should be updated to eliminate hazardous monomers.

    This publication includes the FEICA proposal for a list as a starting point for the Commission and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to develop an EU list of authorised monomers.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-L05-028

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  • Why strictly controlled conditions cannot be technically applied to polymeric precursors.pdf

    Uploaded May 16, 2022

    FEICA Position Paper - Why strictly controlled conditions cannot be technically applied to polymeric precursors

    The European Commission proposed an exemption for polymeric precursors but only if they are handled as intermediates and strictly controlled conditions (SCC) are warranted along the supply chain. With this publication, FEICA would like to bring to the attention of the stakeholders why SCC cannot be applied to polymeric precursors used by downstream users.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-L05-027

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  • Polymeric Precursors Examples.pdf

    Uploaded May 16, 2022

    Practical Application Examples to Demonstrate the Use of Polymeric Precursors

    Within the context of the registration of polymers, a potential exemption for polymeric precursors is under consideration. The European Commission is proposing an exemption for polymeric precursors handled like intermediates under REACH. This FEICA presentation provides 4 practical examples, demonstrating that polymeric precursors can be safely handled under adequately controlled conditions without causing harm to humans or the environment. The examples cover:

       1. One-Component Foam (OCF) - Industrial + Professional

       2. Direct Glazing (windshield bonding for cars) – Industrial + Professional

       3. Lamination of flexible substrates with reactive polyurethane (PU) adhesives – Industrial

       4. Liquid 2-component silicones for gasketing – Industrial

    Publication ref.: FMI-EX-L03-016

    #REACH #polymers


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  • FEICA Position Paper - FEICA comments after 7th CASG polymers meeting.pdf

    Uploaded March 17, 2022

    FEICA comments after 7th CASG polymers meeting

    FEICA participated in the 7th CARACAL Subgroup polymers meeting held on 23 February 2022. With this paper, FEICA submits follow-up comments about the notification, grouping and naming of polymers.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-L03-018

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  • FEICA Position Paper on the Registration of Polymers – the Exemption of Polyesters.pdf

    Uploaded March 17, 2022

    FEICA Position Paper on the Registration of Polymers – the Exemption of Polyesters

    FEICA published a paper supporting the polyesters exemption in the context of the registration of polymers. When defining polymers subject to registration, polymers without relevant toxicological or ecotoxicological properties will be considered as polymers of low concern (PLC) and exempt from registration obligations. The PLC concept would in principle apply to polyester polymers manufactured from predefined monomers under the so-called ’Polyester Exemption‘. The Polyester Exemption already exists in other jurisdictions such as the United States, Canada and Australia.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-L03-017

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  • Comments on the Hydrolytic Degradation of Polyesters.pdf

    Uploaded March 15, 2022

    Prof. Dr. Hans R. Kricheldorf, from the Institut für technische und Makromolekulare Chemie, publishes comments on the Hydrolytic Degradation of Polyesters.

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  • FEICA leaflet notification of polymers (Dutch).pdf

    Uploaded March 09, 2022

    Defining a system for the notification of polymers (DUTCH, in cooperation with VLK and DETIC)

    This is the Dutch translation of the original English leaflet which can be consulted here.

    The European Commission is working to extend registration requirements for polymers, currently exempted from registration under EU REACH. The Commission is considering requesting industry to notify of certain polymers’ information.

    This FEICA leaflet explains why the notification of polymers should be limited to a concise dataset and analytical or test data should not be required at the notification stage.

    Publication ref.: NL_FMI-EX-K10-052

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  • FEICA leaflet notification of polymers (French).pdf

    Uploaded March 09, 2022

    Defining a system for the notification of polymers (FRENCH, in cooperation with AFICAM and DETIC)

    This is the French translation of the original English leaflet which can be consulted here.

    The European Commission is working to extend registration requirements for polymers, currently exempted from registration under EU REACH. The Commission is considering requesting industry to notify of certain polymers’ information.

    This FEICA leaflet explains why the notification of polymers should be limited to a concise dataset and analytical or test data should not be required at the notification stage.

    Publication ref.: FR_FMI-EX-K10-052

    #REACH #polymers


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  • FEICA comments on the degradation of polyesters.pdf

    Uploaded February 15, 2022

    FEICA comments on the degradation of polyesters

    Polymers of relevant toxicological or ecotoxicological properties will be subject to registration as foreseen under a new REACH amendment. Polymers without such hazards will be exempt from registration obligation (Polymers of Low Concern [PLC] concept). One such exemption is the so-called ’Polyester Exemption‘, under which certain polyesters manufactured from predefined monomers will not require registration. This FEICA paper intends to address the Polyester Exemption and will also provide some background on the degradation of polyesters.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-K12-053

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  • FEICA comments after sixth CASG polymers meeting.pdf

    Uploaded January 21, 2022

    FEICA comments after sixth CASG polymers meeting

    During the sixth CARACAL Subgroup polymers meeting held on 15 December 2021, the planned impact assessment for the registration of polymers to be commissioned by the European Commission was discussed. FEICA submitted to CIRCABC a paper on the impact of the proposed changes to the molecular weight criteria for the polymers of low concern (PLC) definition and the impact of an exemption for polymeric precursors linked to strictly controlled conditions. This paper covers FEICA comments after sixth CASG polymers meeting.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-L01-003

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