Chemical Safety Regulations

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VLS Brings Changes for Cutting Fluid

June 25, 2024

Industry watchdog Verification of Lubricant Specifications reported recently that a metalworking fluids supplier altered ...

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Risks Declared for Two Diphenylamines

April 16, 2024

A French safety agency has proposed recommending restrictions on the use of two diphenylamines – a category of chemica ...

China to Ban Short-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins

China to Ban Short-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins

December 8, 2023

China’s government will prohibit the use of short-chain chlorinated paraffins beginning Jan. 1, aligning with numerous ...

Could PTFE Be Banned?

Could PTFE Be Banned?

December 4, 2023

Is PTFE on its way to being banned, and how might its potential regulation affect the lubricants industry?

EPA Won’t Seek Input on Oily Wastewater

EPA Won’t Seek Input on Oily Wastewater

November 29, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dropped a plan to invite public comments about rules regarding the collecti ...

EPA Proposes Phase-out for PIP (3:1)

EPA Proposes Phase-out for PIP (3:1)

November 22, 2023

The ability to use phenol, isopropylated phosphate as an ingredient in lubricants would end in five years under rule ame ...

What Is the Future of PFAS?

What Is the Future of PFAS?

November 1, 2023

The ever-increasing regulation of PFAS could have significant consequences for metalworking fluids and other lubricants.

Softer Chlorinated Paraffin Ban Advised for EU

Softer Chlorinated Paraffin Ban Advised for EU

September 19, 2023

A subcommittee of the European Chemicals Agency recommended recently that medium-chain chlorinated paraffins be phased o ...

Educating on Turbine Oil Microbial Contamination

Educating on Turbine Oil Microbial Contamination

July 26, 2023

A new ASTM international standard provides explanations of microbial contamination and biodeterioration and suggests met ...

EU Takes Input on Chlorinated Paraffin Proposal

EU Takes Input on Chlorinated Paraffin Proposal

July 11, 2023

Aug. 14 is the deadline for comments on a European Chemicals Agency draft opinion on a proposal to restrict medium-chain ...

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U.S. Proposes Tighter Regulation of PFAS

June 14, 2023

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has proposed chemical safety regulation amendments that would tighten ...

EU Green Deal Weighs on Chemicals

EU Green Deal Weighs on Chemicals

October 3, 2022

The breakneck speed at which new regulations are being implemented in Europe may create drastic disruptions that the lub ...

New EPA Risk Regs Add Red Tape

New EPA Risk Regs Add Red Tape

September 14, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed changes to its Risk Management Program that put more emphasis on c ...

Metalworking Lubricants Co. Pays Fine

Metalworking Lubricants Co. Pays Fine

August 10, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and an Indiana state government agency have reached a settlement with Metalwork ...

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Teflon Recycler Copes with PFAS Spill

May 11, 2022

A Kentucky town is still dealing with the fallout over a spill of “forever chemicals” three years after it was first ...

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EPA Penalizes Blender Over Pollution Reports

March 23, 2022

Lubricant producer Champion Brands LLC was slapped with a $130,243 fee by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...

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Japan Flags Two Chemicals

October 22, 2021

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare issued a report last month flagging concerns about seven chemicals, i ...