Developments in laws and regulations on plastics

The plastics sector is one of the most highly regulated industries. At times, this means that companies are not aware of all their legal obligations. In this industry, companies must be up to date on new legislation so they have enough time to make changes affecting company activity. They also need specialized advice on legislation on plastics in order to avoid being fined or even closed down.

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Progresses in legislation on intentionally added microplastics

Plastics are materials of great importance that simplify our lives in many ways. However, if they are not properly managed, they can be released into the environment by degrading and releasing smaller and smaller particles that generate a potential impact on different ecosystems, especially aquatic.

New standard on reusable plastic dishes

Continuing on from the standardisation work that began last year after the introduction of UNE 53928 “Plastics. Reusable polypropylene cups for food use. Definition and test method”, the same standardisation work group CTN 53/SC 4/GT 4 has tasked itself with introducing a new edition of this standard, however this time with the proposition of increasing its scope to include all types of reusable plastic dishes.

News of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has recently published two interesting news with respect to REACH and CLP regulations focused on the development of the first report on registered substances mapped and the new submission portal for companies for poison centres that will allow to share information with them and submit the notifications on mixtures.

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EFSA proposes to lower the daily tolerable intake of Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A (BPA) is commonly used in the industry for manufacturing polycarbonate plastics and food packaging materials among other consumer goods. Therefore, BPA, a well-known endocrine-disrupting chemical, can leach from some of these polymers

NIAS and How to Handle Them

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food introduces the concept of NIAS in Preambles 18 […]

The role of recognized laboratories and certifying bodies

The demand for bioplastics is increasing exponentially, and a wide range of biodegradable and/or compostable products is now available. According to the latest market data compiled

AIMPLAS is incorporated as an UNE member

AIMPLAS has joined UNE, the Spanish Association for Standardisation, as a member, which is made up of more than 500 members that represent the business fabric of Spain.

Business opportunities in the sector through tenders

In the plastics sector, tenders are processes of interest for a number of companies from various points of view: as a product supplier, as a service provider, as an innovation provider.