News 2016 / October

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The SIN List now highlights hazardous chemicals in food contact materials

In line with ChemSec’s ambition to constantly update its tools and make them more and more user-friendly, users now have the possibility to filter the SIN List to only show substances related to food contact materials. This new feature is based on information from EFSAs lists of listed food contact materials. Similar information is already used by the Swedish eco-label KRAV, who have investigated the use of SIN substances in food contact materials.

“It all comes down to being able to easily focus on the chemicals of relevance to your business. We know that many retailers, small and large uses the SIN List and will be helped by this new filtering possibility”, says Dr. Anna Lennquist, Project Manager of the SIN List.

The current tally of SIN substances relevant for food contact material is 62.

It is already possible to filter substances in the SIN List for a number of uses, including furniture, electronics and paints & pigments. ChemSec would like to add more information on uses, but so far the possibilities for this is very limited.

“As far as possible we would like to make life easier for the users, however, there is still, and in spite of REACH, a lack of transparency regarding how chemicals are used. This is of course systematic problem reaching far beyond the SIN List”, says Dr. Lennquist.

Please note that no new substances have been added to the SIN List with this update.

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