Position of CETS on intermediates

Recently Malte Zimmer, Chairman Regulatory Affairs prepared an article “Surface treatment industry calls on EU to revise authorisations”. This article is published on July 26th, 2018 in the newsletter of CHEMICAL WATCH, the website for European Global Risk and Regulation News. The European Committee for Surface Treatment (CETS) has called on Echa and the Commission to look again at certain uses...
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Life 2 acid, a research project looking for partners

Life2acid is a project that works towards a substainable use of metallic resources in the galvanic industry. The aim is to demonstrate a new technology that allows the selective recovery of metal zinc and iron chloride from Spent Pickling Acids (SPA's) generated in galvanizing processes. LIFE-2-ACID project aims at contributing to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental...
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CETS – Henk de Man Memorial Award

The CETS – Henk de Man Memorial Award is presented every two years to an individual or organization for meritorious service, in the interests of the surface treatment industry in Europe. This year, the memorial award will take place the 13th of november. The memorial award is in honour of Henk de Man, who was a Dutch entrepreneur in the surface treatment technology area.  He was actively involv...
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Are the Benefits of REACH real or just hypothetical?

Following the recent ECHA report regarding the costs and benefits of REACH, CETS President, David Elliott stated “the only conclusion we can draw from this report is that the costs to industry are very real and making the EU less competitive in the global market place whilst the benefits are, at present, all hypothetical and presented in such a way as to convince everyone that REACH is actuall...
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