Stainless steel products are considered as articles under the European Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), a position adopted by all European stainless steel producers as presented in the EUROFER position paper determining the borderline between preparation and articles for steel and steel products.
In accordance with REACH and the European Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on Classification,
Labelling, and Packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP), only substances and preparations require a Safety Data Sheet (SDS). While articles under REACH do not require a classic SDS, REACH Article 32 requires articles to be accompanied by sufficient information to permit safe use and disposal. In order to comply with this requirement, EUROFER members have developed a Safety Information Sheet (SIS) that provides information on the safe use of the stainless steel and its potential impacts on both human health and environment.
Brussels, 15 September 2021 – In her second State of the Union address, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen set out the Green Deal as a major achievement and a cornerstone for the future of the EU. The steel industry is a world leader in decarbonisation and innovation, and has the ambition of reducing its emissions by 55% by 2030 compared to 1990. But it will be successful only if the Fit for 55 Package puts the right conditions and incentives in place.
Neutrality towards technology choices, acknowledgment of transition timing and framework conditions needed as well as consistency with EU climate legislation are key factors for success, EUROFER webinar points out
Brussels, 16 August 2021 – EU28 apparent steel consumption increased (+3.6%) year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2020, that was the first quarterly growth since the fourth quarter of 2019, and so it did in the first quarter of 2021 (+0.9%). Apparent steel consumption in the first quarter amounted to 36.3 million tonnes. These are further signs of recovery from the depths of the economic shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.