BRUSSELS, Belgium (July 9)—The European Council of Ministers has rejected a European Parliament bid to ban short-chain chlorinated paraffins in rubber and other polymer systems. These type paraffins are to be banned in metalworking and leather finishing, but not in rubber, plastics, paints, coatings and sealants, as parliament had wanted. European regulators are seeking to harmonize national laws on the use of these paraffins, which are regarded as posing a risk to the aquatic environment.
Council rejects short-chain chlorinated paraffins ban in rubber, polymer systems
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