A detailed look at RoHS, REACH, and Prop 65 substances in plastics
On 9 October 2019, Claigan Environmental Inc. will present a webinar on restricted materials in plastics. The webinar will be a technical exploration of plastic additives and related RoHS, REACH, and Prop 65 restricted substances. The webinar will include a detailed breakdown of a PVC cable as an example, including the additives and the potential restricted substances.
As the EU RoHS, EU REACH Regulation, and California Proposition 65 increase their list of restricted substances, most restricted substances professionals would benefit from a more detailed look at plastic additives and their specific risks. Claigan will review plastics, with a focus on PVC, to explain the base resin, as well as most of the additive options including plasticizers (primary and secondary), flame retardants, synergists, colourants, stabilizers, fillers, lubricants, and anti-oxidants. The use and concentration of each additive will be explained along with the common restricted materials found in each additive.
The main topics to be covered in this webinar are –
- High level compositions of plastics
- Flame retardants
- Colourants (and their own additives)
- Restricted materials in each additive
- Common restricted materials in plastics over 0.1% w/w
- Common testing results