ECFIA INFO 02 | 2020 If this message is not displayed correctly, please view in your browser

Dear reader

ECFIA is looking back on a very special year facing a lot of new challenges. The ECFIA Team adapted to the still ongoing pandemic situation and was able to maintain most of its activities, in particular its regulatory monitoring and our continued efforts to enable HTIW users to handle our products safely – some of the latest outcomes are reflected in more detail in this newsletter and on its homepage

We hope you stay safe and we wish you a Merry Christmas and some days of rest. We are looking forward to a better year 2021 for all of us.


  • SCIP database update
  • Care guidance translations

If you would like to get in touch with ECFIA on any of these topics please contact:

SCIP database update

SCIP stands for the database for information on Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) established under the European Waste Framework Directive (WFD) and was developed as part of the implementation of the EU’s action plan for the circular economy.

Companies supplying articles containing substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on the Candidate List in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) on the EU market have to submit information on these articles to ECHA, as from 5 January 2021.

ECFIA member companies produce various articles containing Refractory Ceramic Fibre / Alumino Silicate Wool, which was placed on the Candidate List in 2010 under two entries, Refractory Ceramic Fibre and Zirconia Refractory Ceramic Fibre. Based on this, ECFIA members will be submitting notifications to the SCIP database and communicating this information down the supply chain as per their legal obligations. All ECFIA members will use the same article category and material categories for classification of the use of the RCF containing articles to ensure waste operators find consistent information at the end of life.

Distributors and resellers may be able to submit a “simplified” notification, referencing the upstream full notification using the ECHA submission portal.

For more information, please see regulatory update SCIP database December 2020
CARE guidance translations

ECFIA has established a series of CARE Guidance Documents which form a comprehensive library of information on the safe handling and use of HTIW products. There are about more than 20 documents in English and translation into French and German of several documents have been added.

Check for latest updates on CARE Guidance documents

May 2021 be filled with love and happiness for you and your loved ones.
Best wishes from the ECFIA team.

ECFIA | European Association representing the High Temperature Insulation Wool Industry

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