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July 7th, 2017
New Update to UL ReachAcross Software – Data Fusion

When UL debuted ReachAcross™ software several months ago, the world was introduced to a computational toxicology tool that can help screen chemicals for known hazards quickly and efficiently. This pioneering tool uses machine learning techniques to predict the endpoint behavior of any chemical of interest for REACH compliance. It provides the ease of use of… read more

March 13th, 2017
UL Environment Introduces Ground-Breaking Software to Reduce the Need for Animal Testing and Comply with REACH

MARIETTA, Ga., March 13, 2017 – UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), today announced the launch of REACHAcross™ software, a chemical assessment tool that helps companies meet REACH chemical regulations and reduce the need for animal testing. This first-of-its-kind software uses machine learning to assess the endpoint behavior of any chemical of interest for… read more

December 15th, 2016
UL Environment Joins Board of Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

MARIETTA, Ga., December 15, 2016 – UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced today that UL Environment’s Craig Rowlands, PhD, DABT, senior toxicologist, will serve as an advisory board member of Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) and UL Environment’s Anne Bonhoff, PhD, global head of chemistry, will serve as… read more

July 19th, 2016
European Union Provides REACH Requirements for Chemical Testing

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has provided requirements for chemical testing under Annex VII and VIII of Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). The requirements state that non-animal testing shall be imposed when performing the following: Skin corrosion/irritation Serious eye damage/eye irritation Acute dermal toxicity and skin sensitization New requirements went into force… read more

June 21st, 2016
ECHA Updates REACH SVHC Candidate List with One New Substance

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added one new Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List for Authorization, bringing the total to 169 substances.  As foreseen by the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), a specific procedure will be followed to decide whether the substance should also be… read more

January 19th, 2016
EC Amends Annex XVII With Regard to NPE

Details   The European Commission (EC) has published Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/26 of January 13, 2016 amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE).   Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) (C2H4O)nC15H24O shall not be… read more

December 17th, 2015
ECHA Updates REACH SVHC Candidate List with Five New Substances

Details The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added five new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List for Authorization, bringing the total to 168 substances.  As foreseen by the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), a specific procedure will be followed to decide whether the substances should also be… read more

December 3rd, 2015
UL Exhibiting at The Toy Fair 2016 – London

Kensington Olympia, London W14 8UX +44 020 7701 7127 VENUE URL                                               EVENT URL UL will be on hand at The Toy Fair 2016, Stand B72, January 24-26, 2016, at Kensington Olympia, London to discuss your toys and toy premiums quality assurance needs.  And be sure to stop by the UL sponsored Café UL Gallery 630… read more

December 1st, 2015
European Commission Amends Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 Annex 1, Entry for SCCP

Details The European Commission (EC), having regard to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on persistent organic pollutants and amending Directive 79/117/EEC, and in particular Article 14 thereof. SOURCE Why It Matters Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 is amended in accordance with the… read more

November 2nd, 2015
European Commission Opens Public Consultations on Restricting 291 Substances

Details The European Commission (EC) has launched a public consultation on its proposal to restrict 291 substances that are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (CMR). The aim is to target hazardous substances in textile articles and clothing for consumers. Consultation on a possible restriction of hazardous substances (CMR 1A and 1B) in textile articles… read more