2020 GA Meeting May 6th in Kristiansand (KRS), Norway


The 2019 GA meeting which took place on Wednesday 8 May 2019 in Madrid, Spain was a resounding success. Hosted by FerroGlobe, the meeting which lasted 4 hours saw several deliberations related to the consortium governace, dossier updates and classification & labelling. Some key decisions taken by way of vote are as follows:

Some highlights:

  • Executive Committee: A new Chairmanand  a new 2nd Vice Chairman were appointed, meanwhile the 1st Vice Chiarman was maintained to enure continuity 
  • Dossier updates: Reveal changes in classification and labelling if compared to the 2010 submitted dossiers
  • Approval of the 2018 workplan and budget
  • Brexit and data: Mara will continue to support REACH registration inside and outside the EU (UK REACH inclusive) but at a charge yet to be determined 
Product Information Sheet (PIS)

Product Information Sheet (PIS)

IN ACCORDANCE WITH REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 a SDS is mandatory only for those substances that meet the following criteria (REACH Article 31): Classified as hazardous under the CLP Regulation (1272/2008/EC); or as dangerous under the Dangerous Substances Directive (67/548/EEC); or persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT); or very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB); or included in the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) Candidate List of substances of very high concern.

Therefore, for those substances or preparations (alloys) not meeting the above criteria a SDS is not mandatory.

However, for  products/special preparations/special mixtures/alloys not meeting the criteria for classification a Product Information Sheet (PIS) could be an important communication tool.

Click here for a PIS template

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