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Sent:                                                         12 January 2021 08:30

To:                                                            Kathryn Dodgson

Subject:                                                   UKCPI members newsletter January


UK REACH launched


UKCPI news & updates



January | 2021


Happy New Year! We begin the year with a new-look newsletter packed with news and information for you.


UKCPI meetings


EU Exit Workability Forum

Wednesday 13 January


Advocacy, Regulatory & Communications Committee,

Wednesday 27 January

By video conference


Council meeting

Wednesday 24 February

By video conference


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Events calendar


19 January

Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum policy conference


15-16 September

NEC, Birmingham


The ‘Comply with UK REACH’ system is live and can be used to fulfil transitional provisions and create new registrations.



Information companies placing hazardous mixtures on the UK market (such as manufacturers, importers, downstream users and distributors) should submit to the National Poisons Information Service. Guidance


HSE virtual events on regulating chemicals now available on YouTube


HSE and Defra hosted a virtual stakeholder event on 16 December covering actions businesses need to take when the UK Transition ends and how the new GB regulatory regime for chemicals may impact their work. 

To watch all the recordings go to the full regulating chemicals after the transition period playlist on YouTube.


Or watch the YouTube video on a specific regime:

·    BPR

·    CLP

·    PIC

·    PPP

·    REACH


UKCPI EU Exit Workability Forum this week

UKCPI members are invited to join our first EU Exit Workability Forum

on Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 11am. The meeting is open to all UKCPI member companies and will focus on members' experiences on leaving the EU regarding the UK (GB and NI) regulatory regimes for CLP, BPR, Detergents and REACH.


Joining details:

Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 11am (Zoom open from 10:45)

Meeting ID: 870 0217 4047

Passcode: 055066


Briefing on the UKCA Mark


The presentation on the UKCA Mark, from the BEIS Office of Product Safety & Standards covers the changes from the CE mark and Reversed Epsilon on products after the UK exits the EU and is replaced by the UKCA or UKNI mark.


Further guidance on using the UKCA marking was published on 31 December. Find out if you need to use the UKCA marking and how to use it.


The most up to date guidance on how businesses based in Great Britain and Northern Ireland can prepare for the end of the transition period is available on the following HSE webpages:

·    Biocides - Authorisation of biocidal substances and products

·    CLP - Classification, labelling and packaging of substances and chemicals

·    PIC - Prior informed consent

·    PPP - Pesticides or Plant Protection Products

·    REACH - Registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals



The survey from the Groceries Code Adjudicator is an opportunity to tell the GCA about current retailer practices and changes over the past 12 months. It will close on 21 February 2021.


Limited spaces remain for free HSE webinars

HSE and DEFRA will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday 20 January 2021, which will open from 10:00am to ensure attendees have enough time to join the platform. The event will start at 10:15am and finish by 1pm.



HSE chemicals podcasts now available

HSE's Working with Chemicals podcast series provides information on how chemicals will be regulated.


The CMA will investigate how products and services claiming to be 'eco-friendly' are being marketed, and whether consumers could be being misled. UKCPI has responded to the consultation, referencing the Green Claims Guidance, produced at the invitation of DEFRA by UKCPI.


A.I.S.E. newsletter


The December newsletter from A.I.S.E. covers the latest news from the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products.



In the news




Cleaning will remain crucial post-Covid, stocks to benefit

The Covid-19 pandemic has made cleaning cool: From the rise of social media influencers sharing their scrubbing techniques to slickly marketed partnerships between airlines and disinfectant experts, suddenly something that was once taken for...

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Brexit 'question of damage limitation' for chemicals

While avoiding quotas and a £1bn annual hit in tariffs is a relief to the chemicals industry, the CEO of the UK's CIA trade body said the devil is in the detail in around the rules of origin.

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Governments and industry join forces on packaging

The UK Government and the Devolved Administrations are joining forces with three industry bodies to help co-design a key part of the new Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) system.

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A Clean Commitment

In a pandemic, clean matters more than ever; which explains the gains in fabric care sales during the past year.

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Cutting the CO out of cleaning at Unilever

Cleaning product makers have been chipping away at their carbon footprints for years by trimming packaging, increasing biobased ingredient content, and lowering recommended temperatures for product use. Unilever is now upping the ante.

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Christeyns UK MD Garthwaite retires

Bradford based Christeyns UK managing director Nick Garthwaite is retiring from his role at the specialist hygiene chemical manufacturer after 10 years at the helm.

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INEOS Hygienics releases touchless sanitizer dispensers

INEOS Hygienics has launched a new range of touchless sanitiser dispensers for the home and workplace.

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Unilever cleans using seaweed

Unilever is investing millions in seaweed: the FMCG producer is developing cleaning agents with algae and wants to use them to create self-cleaning surfaces. The creator of products such as Cif and Dove believes it to be a promising market.

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Research news




Bleach-alternative disinfectants may pollute indoor air

Cleaning surfaces with hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants has the potential to pollute the air and pose a health risk, according to research led by University of Saskatchewan (USask).

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