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ChemSec launch the Textile Guide

ChemSec launch the Textile Guide - A new tool to tackle chemicals in textiles

Up until now brand owners and other companies in the textile sector had to invest a lot of money in chemical expertise in order to produce toxic...


A well-functioning authorisation process drives innovation

The authorisation process

Find the latest updates for ChemSec's authorisation work


28 new SIN List chemicals to start acting on

28 new SIN chemicals to start acting on

Additional 28 chemicals identified as Substances of Very High Concern and included on the SIN List


Our new tool SINimilarity


Search among 80,000 chemicals to find out if they are similar to the chemicals on the SIN List!


Financial investors taking action

Sustainable investments avoiding hazardous chemicals

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


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.”