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1 INTRODUCTION Add name + tel and e-mail for contact and questions

2 The TESS Project TESS – Toolbox to support Environmental and Sustainable Systems for speciality chemicals manufacturers,SMEs, with special emphasises on REACH and Sustainability It is part of the Commission FP6 Research, Technology Development and demonstration – with particular target : action for SMEs

3 The aim of the Project To produce an interactive – electronic Toolbox on the internet for easy access by SME users, containing 4 tools : 1.REACH Legislation 2.Chemical Toxicology and Environmental Fate 3.Supply Chain Evaluation (methodology for self- assessment of viability of changes) 4.Sustainable Chemistry (data base for alternatives) The Toolbox can be used by all SMEs

4 Project facts CIA is the Co-ordinator of the Project towards the EU Commission Participants : 1.RTDs – Universities (Hull, York, London and Ghent) and VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) 2.SMEs – Arran Chemicals (Ireland), Robinson Brothers (UK), Organica (Germany), Vantaco (Finland), Vickers (UK) 3.IAGs - CIA + Cefic, Essenscia, Federchimica, VNCI, KT RY and BACS (British Association of Chemical Specialties)

5 Project developments Project Work Packages : WP 1– Requirements & Functional Specifications Leader CIA + others WP 2 to 7– Research Innovation and Development Tasks SMEs + RTDs WP 8 & 9–Training & Dissemination Leader Cefic + other associations

6 Month 12436 04/09/2006 (start) 04/09/2008 (start) 03/09/2009 (end) WP 1 to 7 WP 8 & 9

7 Toolbox status – Beta version : is available – Beta version : to be improved until end of November – Final version now available : December 08

8 TESS Toolbox - internet 8

9 TESS Toolbox Overview Contains 4 tools: – REACH Legislation – Chemical Toxicology & Environmental Fate – Supply Chain Evaluation – Database of Bio Building Blocks To assist SMEs handling REACH and Sustainability issues 9

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11 REACH Legislation Aim: To help SME’s in the chemical sector understand and comply with their obligations under REACH Toolbox package: A brief guide to REACH An Obligations TOOL Guidance on the REACH text (Complying with REACH Regulation) Glossary Links compendium

12 12 The Glossary & Links Compendium cover all areas of the Toolbox and are available on the main Menu as additional features.

13 WP2 REACH Legislation

14 A. Obligations Tool Purpose To provide a simple statement of users registration obligations under REACH Give guidance on other obligations users may have. Scope Single substances Phase-in & non-phase-in Manufacturers / importers / downstream users / distributers Limitations Articles Intermediates (covered as a separate item in the toolbox)

15 A. Obligations Tool Features Question / answer driven User can enter a substance reference Substance / tonnage specific Statement of obligations; Registration obligations & deadlines Classification & Labelling Notification Headline guidance on; Communication / Safety data Sheets Downstream User CSA SVHC / Authorisation Links to ‘Complying with REACH’ for further information. Print facility

16 Obligations Tool Overview

17 Obligations Tool

18 B. Complying with REACH Purpose To support the Obligations Tool (via links to specific topics) To provide guidance on REACH /help SMEs understand what they need to do to comply with their obligations under REACH. Scope Phase-in & non-phase-in Registration / Evaluation / Authorisation & Restriction Manufacturers/ Importers / Downstream users Communication / SDS Classification & Labelling Notification (+ GHS) Articles (in brief)

19 B. Complying with REACH Features Index / Search driven Text Links to Technical guidance documents pdf downloads Websites e.g. ECHA Other Areas of the toolbox e.g. related topics, Toxicology

20 B. Complying with REACH Extract from Data Gathering REACH Illustration.... Read more... Chemical ToxicologyChemical Toxicology Practical guidance with worked examples on the use of read-across and (Q)SAR models to predict substance properties can be found in the Chemical Toxicology section of this toolbox.Chemical Toxicology

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22 What is this Guidance about? This guidance has been developed to help SME users to assess the: Ecotoxicity Environmental Fate Human Health Effects (mutagenicity) using freely available non-testing methods; (Q)SAR and read-across

23 The toxicity effects on aquatic organisms such as fish (long and short term) Ecotoxicity Degradation of the substance in the environment (Biodegradation-chemical degradation) Environmental Fate For example: Eye irritation, Skin irritation, Acute toxicity and Carcinogenicity Human Health Effects Terms Definitions

24 What is this tool about? This tool has been developed to help SME users to assess KEY aspects of: Toxicity Testing Procedures Environmental Fate Human Health Effects (mutagenicity) using freely available non-testing methods such as (Q)SAR and read-across 24 To comply with REACH Reduce cost and time

25 They are theoretical models or structural rules that can be used to predict the physicochemical, toxicity and environmental fate properties of molecules. (Q)SAR Is a technique used to predict a property for one chemical by using data from the same property from another chemical which is considered to be similar in some way Read-across Terms Definitions

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27 How to use this tool 27 Examples and links are given within each tool

28 Content of Each Stepwise Approach Welcoming page (introduction) Overview of the stepwise methodology (includes all the steps) – Steps (each one has a corresponding text) – Examples (chemicals) – Links

29 Must have chemistry back-ground Who can use this tool? The results of both the PBT and mutagenicity (Q)SAR screening will be accepted by REACH For the endocrine disruptor methodology It can only be used prioritise substances for further testing and to distinguish active or non-active potential (estrogen receptor binding activity ) Use of the methods

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31 Supply Chain Evaluation Tool A self assessment process by the SME Uses a simple set of assessment questions – Key technical and commercial parameters – The answers are qualitative and are : yes/no greater than/the same as/less than 31

32 Tool Outputs Provides an assessment in terms of: – Risk – Viability – Critical Failure Provides an ‘Overall Assessment’ as a visual score in terms of Risk and Viability. 32

33 Definition of Terms Risk – the practical likelihood that an area under investigation will cause harm Viability - defines the practical likelihood of the scheme being workable Critical failure - where the proposition has transgressed beyond acceptable viability 33

34 Assessment Questions Systematic methodology requires answers to qualitative questions under the following headings: 1. Routing Options 2. REACH Compatibility 3. Chemical-performance 4. Chemical Engineering 5. Sustainability 6. Environmental Impact 7. Operating Costs 8. Supply Chain and Product Pricing 9. Capital Costs 10. Safety 11. Market acceptability Overall Feasibility Assessment 34

35 Graphical Output 35

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37 Database Aims Aims to provide help to SMEs with Sources of biomass Substances derived from biomass Sustainable chemistry routings (economic, environmental, societal) Biobased substitutes for currently used substances that are under pressure of REACH “Green” alternatives to petrochemical derived substances

38 Acceptability criteria for building blocks Long-term availability and competitive price High yield and small number of steps in production from biomass Viable technology for production from biomass Low environmental impact No competition with food production 38

39 Database Requirements Simple to interrogate Based on current literature – Patent and academic – Updated on a regular basis Interrogate by: – Building block, derivative thereof, feedstock

40 Database Structure Biomass derived feedstock – Cellulose, starch etc. Building Block – Ethanol, lactic acid etc. Substances currently available – Ethene, acetone,etc Query by use will be developed All supported by references

41 Graphical output of the database

42 Suite of 4 tools to Help SMEs migrate towards responsible renewables Key aspects of REACH Chemical Toxicology & Environmental Fate Supply Chain Evaluation Database of bio blocks 42 Summary

43 Demonstration

44 Thank you for listening We hope that the Toolbox will be useful for your company Your feed back and suggestions on the Toolbox and its use are of importance for us

45 TESS Toolbox - internet 45

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