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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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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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