Use Mapping for Solvent borne resin production
In line with the approach of other European industry associations SRM has developed a mapping of uses for Solvent borne resin production, covering the production of Alkyd, Acrylic, Polyester and Amino resins in general. Herewith, the ECHA use descriptor system is used which can be found in the Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment Chapter R.12: Use descriptor system.
REACH New! An updated version of the use mapping, now including Operational Conditions (OC) and Risk Management Measures (RMM) has been published.
Consult the Use Mapping for Solvent borne resin production
Note this table might be subject to possible amendment
The SRM group strongly encourages suppliers to the relevant resin industry to include this use information in the exposure scenarios of their raw materials and include these intended uses in the chemical safety report (CSR) and the substance registration dossier. The use information deals with the product category, sector of use, process category and environmental release category.
Because of the generic nature of the mapping of uses a few remarks should be made about the applicability of this mapping.
- For the most monomers which are used in resin manufacture, this GES is relevant as far as the distillation/evaporation step since the life cycle of the vast majority of the monomer ends when it has been reacted to form a polymer
- For substances classified as CMR or PBT certain process categories are not applicable. In these cases direct contact between raw material supplier and resin manufacturer is advised.
- For substances of which the life cycle does not end at the polymerisation step (e.g. solvents) SRM advises to make use of the use information on down stream uses gathered by industry associations like CEPE, FEICA etc. which is published on the REACH page on their websites. More detailed information can be found in the Information note which can be found on the CEPE webpage.
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