REACH-related substitution within the Danish printing industry

Henrik Fred Larsen, Carsten Bøg, Helene Markussen

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    The accomplishment of the EU REACH regulation will most probably promote substitution within sectors handling a lot of different chemicals like the printing industry. With the aim of being at the cutting edge of this development the Danish EPA together with the Danish printing industry and IPU are running a substitution project. A major part of the work has been mapping the presence of chemicals which are potential candidates for substitution (e.g. PBT, CMR, vPvB, EDS) within the Danish printing industry. The mapping comprises a combination of a literature study and an investigation of the actual (2007) presence of candidate substances at 15 Danish printing houses including the examination of more than 1000 MSDS’s (i.e. products). About 90 of the mapped substances are candidates for substitution according to Danish legislation (List of Undesirable Substances) and more that 20 of these substances fulfil one or more of the criteria (e.g. CMR, EDS) for the REACH Annex XIV candidate list (authorisation). The paper presents the results of the mapping of chemical candidates and the first results of the actual substitutions. Keywords: REACH, chemicals, substitution, printing industry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2008
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventSETAC Europe 18th Annual Meeting: World under stress : scientific and applied issues in environmental toxicology and chemistry. - Palace of Culture and Science congress centre, Warsaw, Poland
    Duration: 25 May 200829 May 2008
    Conference number: 18


    ConferenceSETAC Europe 18th Annual Meeting
    LocationPalace of Culture and Science congress centre


    • Chemicals
    • Substitution
    • REACH
    • Printing industry


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