News article

10/11/2009

EDANA REACH DUCC Use and ES Mapping Templates

In order to assist its members in communicating information about uses in the nonwovens sector appropriately, and in a harmonized and efficient manner, EDANA has developed “use mapping” templates based on the DUCC model.
Manufacturers or importers (M/I) registering a substance under REACH must fulfill information obligations regarding substance properties, exposure, use and risk management measures. To complete their registration dossiers, M/I need information from downstream users (DUs) about the intended uses of the substances purchased.  DUs of substances may also communicate information up the supply chain and make a use known to their supplier in writing, in order to make it an “identified use” to be covered as such in the registration dossier.  DUs need time to determine whether their uses are covered by the M/I.  If their uses are not covered, DUs will have to communicate their use upstream, so that the M/I can include this as an “identified use” in the dossier on time. This means that, for the many substances that will have to be registered by 1 December 2010, the communication of uses should happen before 1 December 2009.

In order to assist its members in communicating information about uses in the nonwovens sector appropriately, and in a harmonized and efficient manner, EDANA has developed the following “use mapping” templates based on the DUCC model for DUs active in nonwovens processing, absorbent hygiene product manufacturing, superabsorbent applications and wet wipes.

EDANA DUCC Use and ES Mapping Template on Nonwoven Uses    
EDANA DUCC Use and ES Mapping Template for AHPs Components    
EDANA DUCC Use and ES Mapping Template for SAP Applications    
EDANA DUCC Use and ES Mapping Template for Wet Wipes    

For further information please contact:
Hadjira Mezaiti, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Director, EDANA
Telephone: +32 2 734 93 10
Fax: +32 2 733 35 18
E-mail: hadjira.mezaiti@edana.org   
Website: www.edana.org
About EDANA
EDANA, serves the nonwovens and related industries (previously known as the European Disposables and Nonwovens Association), and has 225 member companies in over 30 countries.  Its Mission is to create the foundation for sustainable growth of the nonwovens, absorbent hygiene products and related industries through active promotion, education and dialogue.  Information about other upcoming events can be found on www.edana.org

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2010     
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26-27 January 2010  Brussels 
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Nonwovens Research Academy (NRA) 15-16 March 2010 Aachen (Germany)
International Nonwovens Symposium 09-10 June 2010 Baveno, Milan (Italy)
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