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ChemCon 2006 took place in Budapest, Hungary from May 9th -12th. More than 345 experts attended the 2006 conference and exhibition representing companies, authorities and international organizations from 30 countries. In the conference sessions, the 5 additional seminars and the breakouts a variety of aspects of international chemical control regulations around the globe were discussed with a primary focus on Europe and the new Reach proposal but also on other current and emerging chemical legislation on reporting and testing of new chemicals, chemical inventories, evaluation of existing chemicals, classification and labelling, risk management, hazard communication and product registration. A lot of countries from Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas as well as South Africa were spotlighted in detail and a lot of horizontal topics with a global or regional relevance - like the globally harmonised system for classification and labelling (GHS) or the MAN-process for mutual acceptance of notifications - were covered.

  • Nanomaterials/Nanotechnologies - what is meant by such terms, uncertainties about the health and environmental effects of nano-particles and regulatory challenges; Hans-Jürgen Wiegand, Degussa AG
  • Comparison of the key elements of the Americas, Europe and Asia relating to the present situation and future development in chemical legislation; Dennis Deily, Eastman Kodak & Steven Russell, American Chemistry Council
  • Requirements for Polymers in the USA, Europe and ASIA- current situation and outlook;
    John Moore, Noveon Division, Lubrizol Ltd
  • GHS state of implementation in Europe, Asia and the Americas, key problems of transition;Bill Machin, European Chemical Industry Council, CEFIC
  • REACh and GHS - state of play regarding the implementation on GHS in the EU; Uta Jensen-Korte, European Commission, DG Enterprise
  • How to implement GHS in companies;
    Ulrich Haas, Henkel
  • Legal key elements of consortia treaties under REACh;Jean-Philippe Montfort, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP
  • Preparations/Products - administrative burden, co-operation needs, exchange of information and consortia founding under REACh; Wim Jetten, Dow Europe
  • IUCLID 5: preview on a key software tool for REACH; Mike Rasenberg,
    European Chemicals Bureau

  • ARC Seibersdorf research GmbH
  • Atrion International
  • ChemADVISOR, Inc.
  • Ciba Expert Service
  • Chemwatch
  • Degussa AG
  • HSE Systems
  • LAUS GmbH
  • RCC Ltd.
  • Safepharm Laboratories Ltd.
  • TNO chemistry
  • Technidata AG
  • 3E/Ariel Research


The CD Rom with the papers and presentations given in the conference's sessions from May 10th to 12th is AVAILABLE NOW for € 200, - plus € 25, - for shipment (and 20% VAT where applicable) by sending an order e-mail to or download CD Rom Order Form and fax it to +43 1 546 8008 34. Payment has to be made in advance by credit card (Visa, Master Card, Diners).

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