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"The Minamata Convention on Mercury"- mercury in cosmetics would be banned

2023-12-01 17:25:47

At the Fifth Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Treaty on Mercury, which concluded in Geneva in early November, 21 resolutions were adopted.

One of them is relevant to all of us: a ban on the manufacture, import and export of mercury-added cosmetics by 2025. This is a very important signal that before it was possible to use a certain threshold of mercury, and in the future, it will be completely and completely impossible to produce any cosmetics containing mercury. The Minamata Convention has its origins in the mid-20th century, when a serious mercury contamination incident occurred in a fishing village near Minamata Bay in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. The cases were characterized by brain damage and aphasia. In October 2013, the international community agreed on a global legally binding mercury convention, and China became one of the first signatories. The Minamata Treaty on Mercury was approved at the 20th session of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People's Congress in April 2016.

Prior to this Conference, the relevant limit standards for heavy metal mercury in cosmetics were ≤1mg/kg, and the mercury content in common products such as skin whitening was limited to 1mg/kg. However, in this conference, the threshold of 1ppm in cosmetics was removed. Mercury, which was allowed in small quantities in the past, will not be allowed at all in the future. For cosmetics, whitening is a particularly intuitive effect, "mercury can inactivate the tyrosinase in the skin, thus inhibiting the formation of skin melanin, can indeed play a role in whitening, for whitening and floss products, the effect is very significant.

We, Anhui Newman fine chemicals Co., ltd, is the top leading manufacturer of carbomer and polyacrylic acid. As a water-soluble rheological modifier, carbomer has been extensively applied used in personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and industrial fields for more than 70 years due to its efficient thickening and suspension performance, high safety, and no irritation to human body and skin.

 We have cosmetics grade carbomers, including traditional carbomer such as NM-Carbomer 940HC, carbomer 980 HC, carbomer 960, carbomer 981, carbomer 941, but also improved carbomer such as NM-Carbomer 20, 2020, 21, 1342, 1382 with INCI Name: Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Cross polymer. Also, liquid carbomer such as NM-Carbomer SF-1, with INCI name: acrylates copolymer.

For the most limited reduction of heavy metals such as mercury, we have tested and checked every production unit, from raw materials used in production, production process, packaging and so on. To ensure that the heavy metal content of our Newman Carbomer not only meets the industry standards, and the Chinese Pharmacopoeia (ChP.), the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP/NF), the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph.Eur.), the British Pharmacopoeia (BP), the Indian Pharmacopoeia (IP), the Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JPE) and relevant regulations.

Anhui Newman have been approved by ISO9001 quality system, ISO 14001 environmental system and ISO 45001 occupational health and safety system certification in 2015. In January 2023, we successfully passed the assessment conducted by Eco Vadis, a global social responsibility assessment company, actively fulfilled the SA8000 social responsibility standard, reduced pollution emissions, rationally used resources, and ensured that the environment continued to meet the standards. And we constantly improved the construction of the company's social responsibility management system, and effectively fulfilled social responsibilities.


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