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Subject:
Re: FW: CARACAL 16/11 open session : classification of mixtures containing TIO2
Dear Sir, 
 
Thank you for your email. I may very well understand the need to make with the place available this time. My 
question relates more to the steps to be taken in order to contribute specific expertise when needed to 
CARACAL , timing etc. In this case, the specifics of the use may also impact classification and labelling or its 
appropriateness.   
 We have taken contact with your team in order to inform what we do related to this topic and will keep you 
informed. 
 
 
Yours sincerely, 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
European Plastics Converters* 
Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium 
 
 Website: www.plasticsconverters.eu 
 
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*EuPC is the  leading  EU-level Trade Association, based in Brussels, representing European Plastics 
Converters. Its powerful  European Plastics Network exists to support the beneficial use of plastics worldwide, 
especially providing plastics  converting companies  with a voice in European legislation. 
 
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On 13 November 2017 at 09:40, <
@ec.europa.eu> wrote: 
Dear 

I have to ask your understanding that due to the large interest in CARACAL, the limited space and the need for a 
balanced representation between industry and civil society organisations, it is not possible for the Commission to 
accommodate all requests for participation as observers. In order to address downstream user participation, the 
Commission has attributed a seat to Business Europe and another one to DUCC. In particular on the point on TiO2, we 
have received many requests to participate as ad-hoc experts, also from other organisations. For the same reasons as 
indicated above, we agreed to only invite the most directly affected association as an expert. 
Kind regards and thank you very much for your understanding 
 
  
  
 
 
European Commission  
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs 
Unit D.2 Chemicals 
  
 
  
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Sent: Friday, November 10, 2017 8:01 PM 
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Subject: FW: CARACAL 16/11 open session : classification of mixtures containing TIO2 
  
  
  
From: 
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Sent: Friday, November 10, 2017 9:58 AM 
To: 
 
Cc: 
 
Subject: Re: CARACAL 16/11 open session : classification of mixtures containing TIO2 
  
Dear Sirs, 
  
I take well note of your answer. I would however like to inform you that we are a downstream 
user organization. the economic and organizational impact of such classification will actually 
affect our membership potentially to a greater extent that the supllying orgaization. We may of 
course ask information to suppliers representative organization and will do so  but we are not 
members of CEFIC and cannot to avoid conflicts of interest. This is not the first time we are 
refused to  attend CARACAL even for a specific point. I would therefore like to find a more 
strutural solution to this situation.  
At Echa level, EuPC is an occasional observer and has been able over years to make valuable 
contribution to the committees work. Thank you to advise me on the matter. 
 
 
Yours sincerely, 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
European Plastics Converters* 
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Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium 
 
- Website: www.plasticsconverters.eu 
  
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*EuPC is the  leading  EU-level Trade Association, based in Brussels, representing European 
Plastics Converters. Its powerful  European Plastics Network exists to support the beneficial use 
of plastics worldwide, especially providing plastics  converting companies  with a voice in 
European legislation. 
 
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The information in this e-mail and any attachments to it are confidential. 
 
 
 
  
  
  
On 9 November 2017 at 14:39, <
@ec.europa.eu> wrote: 
Dear 
 
  
Thank you for your interest in the Competent Authorities meeting for REACH and CLP regulations and 
your e-mail inquiring the possibility to participate in the next one on the topic of TIO2. 
  
Being a Commission Expert Group, the selection of observers invited to the meetings of CARACAL aims 
to have a balanced representation of the stakeholders (industry, NGOs, social partners and international 
trading partners) interested in the implementation of REACH and CLP. The existing selection of 
observers already includes many organisations representing industry stakeholders and we can only add 
one additional stakeholder per subject on ad-hoc basis.  
  
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Therefore, we would advise you to get in contact either with CEFIC (nominated CARACAL observer) or 
with Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers Association (coming for that particular point on ad-hoc basis) to 
relay your message to the meeting participants and/or to brief you on the outcome of the meeting. 
  
Finally, we are expecting your position paper which we will share with the CARACAL participants 
through the CIRCA BC site of the CARACAL. 
  
Kind regards, 
  
 
  
 
 
European Commission 
DG Environment 
 
 
@ec.europa.eu 
  
Website: http://ec.europa.eu/environment 
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Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2017 11:24 AM 
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Subject: CARACAL 16/11 open session : classification of mixtures containing TIO2 
  
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Dear Sirs, 
  
EuPC is the Trade association of plastics converters in EU. Within its membership are 
also EuMBC (European plastics masterbatchers and compounders) and PRE (European 
Plastics Recyclers). The point 19 on the agenda of next CARACAL is of particular 
interest for us as TIO2 will mainly be found in mixture form as a raw material before the 
converting of articles. The plastics sector is the second largest user of TIO2 and the 
functionality of about 75% of plastics products placed on the market is dependent on 
TIO2.  
We would therefore like to observe this discussion (I would participate on behalf of 
EuPC and our supply chain). We will also submit a paper in preparation of the 
CARACAL latest tomorrow. 
 
 
Yours sincerely, 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
European Plastics Converters* 
Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium 
 
 Website: www.plasticsconverters.eu 
  
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*EuPC is the  leading  EU-level Trade Association, based in Brussels, representing 
European Plastics Converters. Its powerful  European Plastics Network exists to support 
the beneficial use of plastics worldwide, especially providing plastics  converting 
companies  with a voice in European legislation. 
 
* * * * * 
 
The information in this e-mail and any attachments to it are confidential. 
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