2019 GA meeting May 8 in Madrid


The 2018 GA meeting which took place on Thursday 3 May 2018 in Brugge, Belgium saw an increase in attendance from 2017. Hosted by Prince-Erachem, the meeting which lasted 5 hours saw several deliberations related to the last REACH deadline and its consequences thereafter including the possible re-structuring of the consortium.  Some key decisions taken by way of vote are as follows:

Some highlights:

  • Future structure of Mara: A more streamline structure to be established if the organisation is to continue functioning infinitely or in the event of a complete closure its mandate and members to be incorporated within the Mn trade association –The IMnI. Discussions are still on-going  
  • Collaboration: A clearly defined pathway for collaboration between Mara and the IMnI was established
  • Data-sharing Regulation: Approval of the reimbursement structure (to be executed in phases) in accordance with regulation 2016/9
  • Approval of the 2018 workplan and budget
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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