Extraordinary Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (Energy)

30 September 2022 - Jozef Síkela, Czech minister of industry and trade Main resultsEU energy ministers agreed on a regulation to address high energy prices and discussed further measures to mitigate high gas prices.  Regulation to address high electricity pricesEU energy ministers reached a political agreement on a regulation on an emergency intervention to address high electricity pric...
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New Board for CETS aisbl

At the annual General Assembly of CETS aisbl, the European surface treatment association on 24 June 2022, Dr Malte Zimmer was elected as the new president. Malte Zimmer CETS, the umbrella organisation of national associations and federations in the field of surface finishing, but not limited to the EU, has been led by Dave Elliott, Director of association SEA in the UK, for the past nine ye...
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CETS informs you: we lost our dear friend Tony Hart

Tony Hart It is with great sadness that we inform you of the sudden death of our friend Tony Hart. He died on 12 April and the funeral will take place on 10 May in Wombourne, UK.  Dr Tony Hart founded his company Hart Materials 35 years ago, which has grown into the thriving technology centre that it is today.  As an industry expert, he advises companies and other organisa...
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REACH REFIT MEETING ON 12 NOVEMBER IN BRUSSELS – CHROME TRIOXIDE AUTHORIZATION PROCESS EXPOSES REACH WEAKNESSES

The REACH directive has now been a fact for 15 years. A lot of information about chemical substances has been collected and classified, which has resulted in the necessary legislation. On November 12, 40 people were physically present in Brussels. In addition to the physical attendees, about 300 people were also present online for the plenary part. The points that have been discusses, include...
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Working safely with SVHC / CMR substances

In 2019 the Dutch Industrial Surface Treatment Association (Vereniging ION) took the initiative to inventory and validate the measures of substances with possible health risks in case of misuse at the branch level. Most of these substances are intermediates and are used almost exclusively in a closed process by professionals. To minimize health risks we advice to avoid exposure to SVHC and CMR su...
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Impact of REACH Authorisation

During the Breakfast Briefing on the 10th of November 2016, the impact of REACH Authorization was discussed. REACH is a regulation of the European Union to improve the protection of human health from the risks that can be posed by chemicals. Even after more than 10 years of REACH, there is a lot of uncertainty. Is the authorization process the right risk management tool? This movie shares the op...
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Europe makes a decision on Chromium trioxide (CrO3) authorization.

In May 2015, the CTACsub consortium applied for an application for authorization for 6 different applications of CrO3. The European Commission has made a decision on December 18, 2020. In this article, you will find the links for a webinar from CTACsub called 'CTACSUB AUTHORISATION OF CHROMIUM TRIOXIDE (CrO3): HOW TO COMPLY AN OVERVIEW FOR DOWNSTREAM USERS' with more information. Click he...
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Solvents@Work share their guidelines and tools for handling solvents

The European Solvents Industry Group (ESIG) promotes the safe and sustainable use of oxygenated and hydrocarbon solvents in Europe and to ensure that the regulatory framework relevant to the manufacture, storage, distribution and application of these solvents is based on sound science and best practice. ESIG put up the Solvents@Work campaign as a part of their continuous effort to encourag...
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STORYTELLING: The importance of surface treatment

What if? What if surface treatment did not exist? We’d have to get used again to rusty cars that fall apart after five years, unless the manufacturers would revert to steel plates twice as thick, like the American cars of the 1950’s. Many of these cars can still be admired in Cuba, … but you’d have to imagine them without the frivolous colours, since painting also belongs to the rea...
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