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Nine EPS manufacturers establish consortium for Reach authorization of HBCDD

4:45 AM MST | December 18, 2012 | Sotirios Frantzanas

ReachCentrum, a subsidiary of Cefic, says that nine manufacturers of expanded polystyrene (EPS) have joined forces to establish a hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)-authorization consortium for the preparation of an application for authorization of the use of the substance as a flame retardant in EPS in buildings, under the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach) legislation. The founding member-companies of the consortium are Ineos Styrenics (Channahon, IL), Monotez (Athens), Polidux (Madrid), StyroChem Finland...

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