End Application Based Legislation
There are regulations in different countries that are specific and related to end application of chemical substances. These chemical substances again may be for use as an intermediate or may be directly placed as a product in the market. There are stringent norms for articles that may be used directly by children and this again would be in the form of toys, apparels, writing materials covering inks, clays, coloured papers, crayons, and or chalks.
Manufacturers of chemical substances or articles may not be aware of many of these end application based regulatory specifications and rather find it difficult to address the queries in the supply chain. Trust House Solutions can be your support addressing these pressing but important questions, and to stand true in the market, supplying a consistent product compliant to specifications as laid out by the end users.
Master batch manufacturers have to ensure that they use only those raw material as their starting material which are listed in the positive list of EC 10/2011. Again, there are sets of norms in terms of migration limit and upper limit for presence of various organic and inorganic constituents including heavy metals. They also need to confirm compliance to AP (89)1 resolutions and to ensure the amines present are less than 500 mg/l and do not contain banned amines above prescribed limits.
Likewise, there are limitations, restrictions and specifications of parameters that are not to be exceeded beyond certain values for products like paint, inks, dyes & intermediates, pigments, fine chemicals and speciality chemicals.
Some of the major end application based compliances as required in the market and toward which Trust House Solutions can be your one stop solutions are mentioned below:
2002/61/EC 2002 (Banned Amines- Azo colorants),
2002/95/EC 2003 RoHS,
94/62/EC (1994) on packaging and packaging waste,
EN 71-3 Safety of toys (Migration of certain HM),
(EC) No 2023/2006 GMP,
2002/72/EC 2002 (plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs), 10/2011 EU 2014 (on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food),
Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
Submission of Chemical Direct Reporting (CDR),
Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG) specifications,
California proposition 65,
GB 19601-2004: Limit and determination of 23 harmful aromatic amines in dye products,
GB9685-2008: Hygienic Standards for Uses of Additives in food containers and packaging materials, China – R, China-RoHS,
Application based : GOTS, RSL MARKS and SPENCER, Sony- Technical Standard – 00259, RSL
American Footwear Association, RSL Electrolux, RSL G Star, OKETOX, GOTS, GS-11 Paints and Coatings Standard green seal, IKEA MAT0010_ AA-10911-11 -- Chemical compound substance, Nestle Guidance note on packaging inks, PUMA RSL MRSLV_01_13, RSL Adidas.......
We always say
“It’s perfectly ok to say that a product is not complying or is not aware of a particular compliance than goofing up and declaring it to be compliant. In the process and during the course of time, we surely will work towards making our product compliant in a systematic and scientific manner to save our business”.