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Reach Drives BASF to Phase Out Lead Chromate by 2015

3:31 PM MST | February 28, 2012 | Alex Scott

BASF says it plans to phase out the production and sale of lead chromate pigments by the end of 2014. The move follows the European Union’s (EU) evaluation of the substance under its Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program. Under the Reach process, from May 2015 lead chromate will no longer be permitted for sale without approval by the authorities, BASF says. Question marks over the future use of lead chromate first came to light in December 2010 when the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) proposed it should be...

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