In May 2005, the copper industry, under the leadership of the European Copper Institute (ECI), presented a Voluntary Risk Assessment for copper to the European authorities. After extensive review, including endorsement from the EU’s Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risk (SCHER), this comprehensive dossier was accepted in April 2008.
The dossier covered over 90% of the information necessary to complete the Chemical Safety Report and Hazard Classification requirements for copper under REACH.
ECI member companies also worked on identifying an inventory of intermediates, linked to the production of copper, which also required registration.
Based on these, ECI led the formation of a broad industry Consortium, which held its first General Assembly on February 26th 2008. Since then, the Consortium successfully completed the required Joint Submission dossiers and helped its members meet their November 30th 2010 registration deadlines. Click here for more information.
ECI's Consortium remains open to new members, or to Letter of Access customers. This reduces the cost and effort for all companies to meet their individual legal entity registrations.
A separate entity has been leading a consortium for copper compounds.
|Slimes & Sludges from Cu production||266-972-5||67711-95-9|
|Slag, copper smelting- product||final copper slags used as construction material||266-968-3||67711-92-6|
|Slag, copper refining||Slags not used in construction works||266-970-4||67711-94-8|
|Flue dusts, copper refining||266-966-2||67711-90-4|
|Electrolyte, copper manuf., spent||273-752-2||69012-54-0|
|Residue, Nickel matte leaching||927-629-1||n.a.|
Last page update: 7 January 2019