For a world free of hazardous chemicals

A catalyst for change

ChemSec - bridging the gap between regulators, business, investors, NGOs and science


RoHS to restrict more substances in electronics

Advocating for a strong EU directive on electronics

Time to include brominated and chlorinated flame retardants and PVC in the EU directive


SIN Producers List for Investors is updated

SIN Producers List for Investors is updated

A year after its first launch, ChemSec is now presenting an update of the SIN Producers List for Investors with information from the second...


”The SIN List is a major driver for innovation”

European Commission: The SIN List is a major driver for innovation

States the European Commission in their "Thematic studies for Review of REACH 2012"


Financial investors taking action

Sustainable investments avoiding hazardous chemicals

Concrete tools for investors wanting to avoid the risks of investing in high concern chemicals


Endocrine disrupting chemicals

Time to regulate the use of endocrine disrupting chemicals

Lets move from ambition to action: It is time to regulate the use of endocrine disrupting chemicals


Information about the SIN List in Chinese


Making it easier for Chinese companies and authorities to use the SIN List


How are the SIN chemicals currently being used?

The SIN List database can now provide you the answer to that question. Information on uses of the substances on the SIN List is now available for roughly one hundred SIN substances.

You can find specific information on both how chemicals are used (their technical function) as well as in what kind of products and articles you may find them, such as electronics, textile, paint and plastics.

By searching for example “plastics” in the SIN database, and in the second field choose “Search for use and function”, the database gives you a list of SIN chemicals used in plastics.

“Information on uses has been requested by companies and other concerned parties”, says ChemSec Project Coordinator Jerker Ligthart. “For us this is an ongoing effort and further information on uses will be made available during the next months. The database itself will soon also be made more user friendly, as we want the SIN List Database to be a useful and effective tool for a variety of actors.”