High-temperature coal tar pitch


Summary

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a public consultation on high-temperature coal tar pitch used in the manufacturing of thermally and thermo-mechanically highly loaded carbon/carbon parts for aerospace launchers.


Description

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a public consultation on high-temperature coal tar pitch used in the manufacturing of thermally and thermo-mechanically highly loaded carbon/carbon parts for aerospace launchers.

ECHA is looking for additional information on alternative substances or technologies for these uses.

More information about the uses that authorisation is applied for, including the description of the function of the substance, exposure scenarios, possible alternatives identified by the applicants, together with socio-economic information, is available here.

Submit your comments by 17 July 2019 (23:59 Helsinki time).

More about the applications for authorisation process

About public consultations on alternatives in applications for authorisation

The purpose of public consultations is to gather additional relevant and meaningful information on possible alternatives for the uses applied for. It offers the opportunity for public engagement in the regulatory process.

The information submitted will be taken into account in the development of the opinion for the relevant applications for authorisation by ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) and the Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC).

Each public consultation on alternatives lasts eight weeks.

About ECHA

ECHA is the driving force among regulatory authorities in implementing the EU's ground-breaking chemicals legislation for the benefit of human health and the environment as well as for innovation and competitiveness. ECHA helps companies to comply with the legislation, advances the safe use of chemicals, provides information on chemicals and addresses chemicals of concern.


Alternative should replace

High-temperature coal tar pitch used in the manufacturing of thermally and thermo-mechanically highly loaded carbon/carbon parts for aerospace launchers.


European Chemicals Agency
Company
European Chemicals Agency
Contact
Adam Elwan

Approximate timing for implementation: Submit your comments by 17 July 2019 (23:59 Helsinki time)

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