Borates industry vigilant as REACH trundles forward

By Myles McCormick
Published: Saturday, 26 September 2015

The EU’s REACH regulation has come under fire from a number of mineral producers for which Europe is an important market. Myles McCormick, Reporter, spoke to Hakan Kanli, operations, quality and regulatory affairs manager at Etimine SA, the European subsidiary of Turkish borates miner, Eti Maden, about where the borates industry stands in relation to the EU regulation and what the future holds.

Since a number of boron compounds were listed as "toxic to reproduction" on the European Union’s (EU) classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) regulation in 2009, the borates industry has faced an uphill battle to stave off impending restrictions on the minerals in the EU’s member states. 

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