Blog: Chemicals

US EPA's TSCA Risk Evaluation Rule is effective September 18, 2017 - What You Need to Know
17 October 2017

US EPA's TSCA Risk Evaluation Rule is effective September 18, 2017 - What You Need to Know

Chemical manufacturers, importers, and processors must be prepared to identify current and/or foreseeable uses of in-commerce substances and may be required to perform further testing More…

US EPA publishes the TSCA Prioritization Rule: Substances are to be designated as high-priority or low-priority
22 August 2017

US EPA publishes the TSCA Prioritization Rule: Substances are to be designated as high-priority or low-priority

Chemical manufacturers, importers, and processors must be prepared to work with the EPA for high-priority substances under new rules. More…

U.S. EPA issues TSCA Inventory Rest Rule: Substances are designated as 'active' and 'inactive'
01 August 2017

U.S. EPA issues TSCA Inventory Rest Rule: Substances are designated as 'active' and 'inactive'

Chemical manufacturers, importers, and processors must comply with upcoming reporting deadline or face loss of business More…

Methylenediphenyl diisocyanates (MDIs) and Methylenediphenyl diamines (MDAs) Substance Grouping Update
11 July 2017

Methylenediphenyl diisocyanates (MDIs) and Methylenediphenyl diamines (MDAs) Substance Grouping Update

Government of Canada's Final Screening Assessment, Proposed Risk Management Approach and Proposed application of the SNAc provisions More…

Proposition 65 vs. Processed Food Companies - A New (Costly) Thorn in Your Side
20 June 2017

Proposition 65 vs. Processed Food Companies - A New (Costly) Thorn in Your Side

The addition of furfuryl alcohol, a natural by-product of thermal food processing, to the Proposition 65 list will likely result in added litigation risks for food/beverage manufacturers selling products in California. More…

Results of Health Canada’s prioritization of the Revised In Commerce List (ICL)
Understanding EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation Deadline
08 November 2016

Understanding EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation Deadline

Manufacturers, importers or formulators must comply with EU Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008) More…

Understanding EU Cosmetics Regulation and Attaining Compliance
01 November 2016

Understanding EU Cosmetics Regulation and Attaining Compliance

Cosmetic companies across Europe must comply with EU Cosmetics Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009) More…

Food Contact Regulatory Framework in China 2016
30 August 2016

Food Contact Regulatory Framework in China 2016

Intertek provides insights into how the regulations in China are shaping up and the potential effects on industry. More…

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform
24 June 2016

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform

The Long Anticipated Modernization of the US Toxic Substances Control Act is Here More…

US EPA 2016 Chemical Data Reporting: Are You Ready?
13 May 2016

US EPA 2016 Chemical Data Reporting: Are You Ready?

Intertek helps companies meet September 30, 2016 deadline More…

Producing 3D CAD Models from Laser Scanning Data
19 April 2016

Producing 3D CAD Models from Laser Scanning Data

Laser scan surveys are conducted for the purpose of performing retro-fits and upgrades to piping, processing plants, offshore facilities and vessels such as FPSOs. CAD models generated by laser scan surveys allow piping engineers and designers to make necessary changes in a safe environment, with the knowledge that new parts will fit in the desired location on the initial installation. Please click for more information. More…

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 3
05 April 2016

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 3

3D laser scanning techniques are used in a variety of industries to ensure safe introduction of new components, improve industrial processes and assist with modular installation. In part 3 of our Clash detection and Reporting with 3D Laser Scanning blog we discuss how 3D laser scanners are used to optimize conveyor belts and railway clearance surveys as well as self-propelled modular transportation systems. More…

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 2
01 April 2016

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 2

Modern ship building is a modular process, often large parts and components are fabricated in multiple ship yards. 3D laser scanning can be deployed to as-build such components at separate yards and visually bring them together to check for clashes. In part two of our Clash detection and Reporting with 3D Laser Scanning blog we discuss how we use the very latest advances in clash checking software and techniques to enable fast and efficient checks. More…

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 1
25 March 2016

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 1

Interferences and collisions between components or objects (such as piping) can cause project delays and increase costs. Intertek 3D laser scanning services help detect these clashes before they happen. More…

Canada requests early industry engagement for Phase 3 of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP3)
RoHS 2 Compliance for Household Appliances
15 March 2016

RoHS 2 Compliance for Household Appliances

Enforcement Update Infographic and Best Practices Suggestions More…

Final Countdown for Phase I Existing Substance Registration in Taiwan
The Deadline for Non-Disclosure Request of Trade Secrets in Korea is Feb. 29, 2016
Making Laser Scan Data Available Online - Part 2
Making Laser Scan Data Available Online - Part 1
REACH 2018 - Do you have a plan yet?
12 January 2016

REACH 2018 - Do you have a plan yet?

Chemical Companies prepare for REACH 2018 Deadline More…

New Finished Product Requirements for EU REACH
REACH 2018: Plan, Gather, Implement
08 October 2015

REACH 2018: Plan, Gather, Implement

Intertek expert Joyce Borkhoff launches the countdown to REACH blog series. More…

Evolution of Chemical Regulations and Their Effect on Industry
10 August 2015

Evolution of Chemical Regulations and Their Effect on Industry

An overview of standards, and how to establish a chemical management program More…

Latest Update to California's Proposition 65 List Will Impact Manufacturers Worldwide
25 June 2015

Latest Update to California's Proposition 65 List Will Impact Manufacturers Worldwide

Bisphenol A (BPA) Added to List of Chemicals Considered Toxic in the State of California More…

Opportunities in Africa
14 October 2014

Opportunities in Africa

It’s a good time to be in Africa. More…

Is your consumer product in compliance with California Proposition 65?
16 September 2014

Is your consumer product in compliance with California Proposition 65?

Failure to be in compliance can lead to law suits, heavy penalties and court-mandated reformulation. More…

Part 3 of 3: Mixtures, Manufactured Items and Products
26 August 2014

Part 3 of 3: Mixtures, Manufactured Items and Products

Are you making or importing a Product? Are you sure? More…

Part 2 of 3: Mixtures, Manufactured Items and Products
05 March 2014

Part 2 of 3: Mixtures, Manufactured Items and Products

Are you making or importing a mixture? Are you sure? More…

A Closer Look: EFSA-SC Weighs in on Endocrine Disruptors
10 January 2014

A Closer Look: EFSA-SC Weighs in on Endocrine Disruptors

What are the differences between endocrine active substances and endocrine disruptors? More…

Mixtures, Manufactured Items and Products
11 December 2013

Mixtures, Manufactured Items and Products

Are you making or importing a mixture? Are you sure? Keep reading more as this is the first of a three-part blog series. More…

Canadian GHS is Coming!
12 July 2013

Canadian GHS is Coming!

Comment Period Open for Proposed New Hazardous Products Regulations. Read more. More…

Significant New Activity Notice Issued for 52 Substances in Canada
04 July 2013

Significant New Activity Notice Issued for 52 Substances in Canada

Are You Affected by any of the 52 substances identified by the Canadian Government in this SNAc notice? Keep reading. More…

South Korea Launches K-REACH
17 June 2013

South Korea Launches K-REACH

What should Manufacturers, importers and sellers of new or existing chemical substances into South Korea should be aware of today? More…

Mixing, Blending and Formulating: Salt does happen!
13 May 2013

Mixing, Blending and Formulating: Salt does happen!

Remember to keep an eye out for ingredient interactions that might produce a new substance right there in the vat. Read more. More…

Update: Publication of the Revised In-Commerce List
06 May 2013

Update: Publication of the Revised In-Commerce List

On May 3, 2013, the results of the nomination process were published on the Government of Canada's website. Learn how this could affect you and the industry. More…

A Closer Look:  Techniques for Obtaining Glass Transition Temperature of Polymeric Materials
15 April 2013

A Closer Look: Techniques for Obtaining Glass Transition Temperature of Polymeric Materials

There are several testing techniques to choose from when measuring glass transition temperature. But how do you know which one is best for you? More…

National Pollutant Releases Inventory Reporting Notice Issued by Environment Canada
02 April 2013

National Pollutant Releases Inventory Reporting Notice Issued by Environment Canada

The National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) notice for 2012 and 2013 was issued by Environment Canada in the Canada Gazette late last year. Learn more about this notice and what it could mean for you. More…

A Closer Look at Composite Compression Test Methods
29 March 2013

A Closer Look at Composite Compression Test Methods

With the different compression test methods for composite compression testing, have you ever wondered which one is the best for your specific application? More…

VOC Regulations in Canada are Changing
13 March 2013

VOC Regulations in Canada are Changing

Environment Canada recently announced that the Canadian regulations regarding volatile organic compounds (VOCs) will be amended. More…

Canada Launches Mandatory DSL Survey to Industry for 2700 Substances
10 December 2012

Canada Launches Mandatory DSL Survey to Industry for 2700 Substances

The Domestic Substances List Inventory Update (DSL IU) is an initiative put forward by Environment Canada to gather and update the information on all the medium priority DSL-listed substances which were not captured under the Substance Groupings Initiative. More…

To Bee or not to Be
13 September 2013

To Bee or not to Be

The Potential Threat of Neonicotinoid Pesticides on Bee Colonies More…