Hundreds of consumer products with illegal amounts of restricted chemicals - it is the result of a Europe-wide project of ECHA’s Enforcement Forum.
Henkel Balti produces around 55 million cans of polyurethane foam and 18 million cartridges of silicone sealants and bitumen every year. Even though the production volumes are high, Henkel Balti pays attention to every single factor that determines the using convenience of the final product.
Competent authorities from Europe, NGOs and academics have come together to develop smartphone application for consumers to identify substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in articles.
A research made by Swedish Chemical Agency (Kemi) found that 37 bisphenols could have endocrine disrupting properties. Only recently European Commission considered bispehnol A (BPA) as a substance of very high concern because of its toxic reproductive properties. Kemi's founding sheds new light on the whole group of bisphenols.