What does the future hold for Titanium Dioxide?

The British Coatings Federation and CEPE (the European branch organisation of producers of paints, inks and artist colours) has noted that the European Chemical Agency (ECHA)’s Risk Assessment Committee has given an opinion that titanium dioxide should be classified as suspected of causing cancer by inhalation under the CLP regulation (for “Classification, Labelling and Packaging”) in the EU. The BCF want to

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Still using MEKO?

MEKO is labeled as Carcinogen Cat 2 (legal classification) through all routes of exposure (inhalation, digestion, skin contact). In 2013 MEKO was subject to ‘Substance Evaluation’ (under the lead of the German Authorities). The conclusion was that MEKO needed to go for further ‘Harmonized Classification & Labeling’. The German Authorities proposed a Carc. Cat. 1B labeling. Given the inhalation toxicity and given the volatility of MEKO,

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Looking for a Cobalt Carboxylate alternative? Look no further…

Umicore has introduced a new technology that offers an easy drop in against currently used cobalt carboxylates. On top of the outstanding application results, Umicore provides an insight into the non-hazardous characteristics of its new polymerization catalyst ECOS ND®15.  Based on these figures and results, Umicore clearly differentiates from any other catalyst producer. On top Umicore has developed mix driers,

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