European Chemicals Agency

Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Jim Destefani / July 12, 2013

EU looks to tighten refractory ceramic fiber regulations In June, the European Chemicals Agency recommended that both alumina-silica and zirconia-alumina-silica refractory ceramic fibers be included under the EU’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals regulations. If confirmed by the European Commission later this year, future use of RCF in Europe will be subject to…

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Refractory ceramics appear on “very high concern” list

By / January 7, 2010

The Member State Committee of the European Chemicals Agency have identified 15 new chemical substances for the list of substances of very high concern as carcinogens. This list can be viewed here (PDF). There are two listed substances are of particular interest to the ceramic industry: Aluminosilicate Refractory Ceramic Fibers (fibers covered by index number…

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