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Joining forces to improve downstream users' understanding of EU chemicals legislation
CheMI represents the interests of EU downstream users whose main activity is to incorporate substances and mixtures into articles. It operates as a platform to share information on REACH-related developments and to express the voice of its members on common interests.
CheMI helps to make sure that European article producers are well informed about their role and obligations as downstream users under REACH. It supports them in their tasks to manage the safe use of chemicals in the workplace and to communicate relevant information to customers, including consumers.
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- European Court of Justice ruling from 10 September 2015 on substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in articles
- Guidance on requirements for substances in articles
- Candidate list substances in articles + Materials Information Platform reports
- Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES)
- Terminology – in 23 languages
CheMI - European Platform for Chemicals Using Manufacturing Industries
CheMI's members are European trade associations, which represent a variety of manufacturing sectors. The current 18 member associations represent approximately 400 000 companies, employing more than 7 million employees and generating a turnover of €600 billion. A large majority of the companies represented by CheMI are SMEs. They make a wide variety of products including tyres and rubber articles, woodworking, ceramics, nonwovens, textiles and clothing, toys, leather and footwear, packaging and other printed products.
In general, these companies do not manufacture substances or formulate mixtures. However, they are major users of chemicals in the form of dyes, inks, coatings, adhesives, solvents and additives.
Membership of CheMI is open to any European association representing article producers willing to exchange their knowledge on REACH-related matters with fellow industry sectors. More recently, the group has also covered the interpretation of the Biocidal Products Regulation.
Text by Laetitia Reynaud, CheMI
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Biocidal Products Committee:
26 February-1 March
Committee for Risk Assessment:
6-8 March and
Committee for Socio-Economic
Management Board meeting:
23-27 March (tentative)
Member State Committee:
20-24 April (tentative)