ECHA Training on transition SPC into IUCLID ECHA

March 19, 2024

On 15th February 2024, ECHA hosted an online webinar to introduce the transition of the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) into the International Uniform Chemical Information Database (IUCLID). In the past, SPCs were prepared with another online tool – the SPC editor. However, as of 12th February 2024, SPCs must now […]


PestEx London 2024

March 12, 2024

Greg O’Brien and Dr Chrysoula Pateraki from Kerona Scientific are looking forward to attending PestEx, the BPCA Pest Management Show in London on March 13th and 14th, 2024. PestEx is the UK’s biggest trade show and conference for pest management https://pestex.org/ Please contact info@kerona.ie to arrange a meeting at PestEx to discuss any […]


ADBAC Approved as a Biocide for PT2 in the EU

January 24, 2024

We are pleased to announce that Alkyl (C12-16) dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride (ADBAC/BKC (C12-C16)) has been approved as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 2 (disinfectants and algaecides not intended for direct application to humans or animals) in the European Union. The approval was published in the Official […]


ECHA updates on New Hazard Classes for Substances and Mixtures

May 17, 2023

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has recently updated its guidelines on the classification, labelling, and packaging of substances and mixtures, introducing new hazard classes to provide more accurate and detailed information on potential risks. This update specifically aims to address endocrine disruptors and persistent, bioaccumulative and mobile substances. The introduction of […]


CLP Process for PPP Active Substances

January 31, 2023

Dr Flavio Marchetto, Scientific Officer at the ECHA Classification and Labelling Unit, spoke at the recent Dublin Plant Protection Symposium, presented by Kerona Scientific Ltd. in November 2022 and explained the CLH process for plant protection product active substances.   The general CLH process starts with the submitters, manufacturers or member […]


Kerona Scientific is expanding in Spain

October 19, 2022

Kerona Scientific is delighted to welcome two new expert members to our growing EU regulatory team, based in our Spanish office. Luis Guillermo Fresco Dorrio Luis is an environmentalist toxicologist with a degree in Environmental Sciences from Universidad de Vigo, Ourense, a Master’s degree in water treatment and purification management and […]


European Commission consultation on amending CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 to introduce new hazard classes

October 4, 2022

The European Commission has opened a consultation period to gather feedback on the draft act to amend the CLP Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008) – see Hazardous chemicals – updated rules on classification, labelling and packaging (europa.eu) The purpose of the new draft act is to bring the CLP Regulation into line […]


CLP Desktop Companion – 2nd edition

November 17, 2020

The updated 2nd edition of Kerona Scientific’s CLP Desktop Companion is now available. This 160-page booklet is designed to be a handy reference to the key aspects of the CLP Regulation, (EC) No 1272/2008. The published Regulation, which addresses the classification, labelling and packaging requirements for chemical mixtures, runs to an unwieldy […]