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Cefic - Chemistry Terms
Category: Sciences > Chemistry Terminology
Date & country: 24/09/2008, EU
Words: 285


AAC
Association des Amidonneries de Céréales de l`UE

AAGR
Average Annual Growth Rate

absorption
Penetration of one substance into the inner structure of another substance

ACEA
Association des Constructeurs Européens d`Automobiles / European Automobile Manufacturers Association

acetyl
Any chemical compound with an acetate group

ACGIH
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

ACH
Acetone cyano-hydrine

BAF
See Bioaccumulation Factor (BAF/B-factor)

BAMM
Basic Acrylic Monomer Manufacturers Association (USA)

BAP
Biotechnology Action Programme

bar
Unit of pressure. Normal atmospheric pressure = 1.013 bar (=1013 mbar)

BATNEEC
Best Available Techniques Not Entailing Excessive Cost

BBP
Butyl-benzyl-phthalate

BCDTA
British Chemical Distributors and Traders Association

BCR
Bureau Communautaire de Référence

BEE
Bureau Européen de l`Environnement

BELINTRA
Belgian Intervention System for Transportation Accidents

BEPs
See Best Environmental Practices (BEPs)

Best Available Technology (BAT)
See Best Available Techniques (BAT)

Best Environmental Practices (BEPs)
The application of the most appropriate combination of environmental control measures or strategies in order to reduce the impact of specific substances or applications

CA site
Civic amenity site

CAIA
Chemical and Allied Industries Association (South Africa)

CAIR
Comprehensive Assessment Information Rule

CAN
Calcium ammonium nitrate

capacity building
The strengthening and/or development of human resources and institutional capacities

carcinogen
A substance or agent capable of causing cancer

CARE
Consortium for Automotive Recycling

CAS
1. Chemical Abstracts Service. CAS® is the producer of the world's largest and most comprehensive databases of chemical information. It is a division of the American Chemical Society. The principal databases now include over 18 million document records and more than 32 million substance records respectively. 2. Chicago Academy of Science

CAs Meeting
Competent Authorities Meeting; meeting of senior representatives of the competent authorities of the EU member states; chaired by DG Environment

DAC
Derived Air Concentration

Dangerous Goods Class
Class allocated to substances according to the hazard they present during transport (see UN Recommandations on the transport of Dangerous Goods)

DD
Oral Discriminatory Dose for mammals

DEA
Diethanolamine. See ethanolamine

debottlenecking
Increasing production capacity of existing facilities through the modification of existing equipment to remove throughput restrictions. Debottlenecking generally increases capacity for a fraction of the cost of building new facilities

DEFRA
UK Department for Environment and Rural Affairs

DEHP
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate. See phthalate

EA
Environment Agency

EAA
European Adjuvant Association (to pesticides)

EAC
1. External Affairs Committee. 2. European Aminocarboxylates Committee. more 3. Emergency Action Code (Hazchem)

EACEM
European Association of Consumer Electronics Manufacturers

EAG
1. Ethyl Alcohol Group. more 2. Expert Advisory Group

EAN
International Article Numbering Association

EASE
Estimation and Assessment for Substance Exposure

EASSP
European Association for Study of Safety Problems in production and use of propellants

EASST
Environmental Advisory Service for Technology Transfer

EATP
European Association for Textile Polyolefins

EB/UV
Electronic Beam/Ultraviolet

EBAM
European Basic Acrylic Monomer Group

EBMA
European Butylated Hydroxytoluene Manufacturers Association

EBW
Exposure Based Waiving

EC
1. European Communities. The forerunner of the EU. 2. European Commission

EC - Number
EINECS or ELINCS Number (see also EINECS and Elincs)

ECA or EChA
European Chemicals Agency

FAC
Food Advisory Committee (UK)

FAIA
Food Additives Industry Association

FASEB
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

FCIO
Fachverband der Chemischen Industrie Osterreichs (Austrian chemical industry federation)

FDA
Food and Drug Administration (USA)

FDF
Food and Drink Federation

FDI
Foreign Direct Investment

FDIC
Food and Drink Industries Council

FEAD
European Federation of Waste Management

FEBI
Fédération d`Entreprise par Branche d`Industrie

FECC
Fédération Européenne du Commerce Chimique / European Association of Chemical Distributors

FECS
Federation of European Chemical Societies

FEDERCHIMICA
Federazione Nazionale dell`Industria Chimica (Italian chemical industry federation)

FEDES
European Flexible Packaging Federation

FEDESA
Fédération Européenne de la Santé Animale / European Federation for Animal Health

GATS
General Agreement on Trade in Services

GATT
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (UN organisation)

GCPF
Global Crop Protection Federation (formerly the GIFAP)

GDP
Gross Domestic Product

GESAMP
Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution (International Maritime Organisation)

GHG
See greenhouse gas (GHG)

GHS
Globally Harmonised System (for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals)

GIFAP
The International Group of National Associations of Manufacturers of Agrochemical Products (now the GCPF)

GINC
Global Information Network on Chemicals

HACCP
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point

HACI
Hellenic Association of Chemical Industries

hazard assessment
Hazard identification and establishment of dose-response relationship for observed adverse effects in the specified (eco)toxicological endpoints

hazard identification
Identification of the adverse effects which a substance has an inherent capacity to cause

HAZOP
Hazard and Operability Study

HCFC
Hydrochlorofluorocarbon

HCN
Hydrogen cyanide

HCS
Hazard Communication Standards (USA)

health hazard
A chemical for which there is statistically significant evidence based on at least one study conducted in accordance with established scientific principles that acute or chronic health effects may occur in exposed employees

IAOIA
International Antimony Oxide Industry Association

IATA
International Air Transport Association. Sets standards for the carriage of goods by air

IBC
Intermediate Bulk Container

IBC Code
International Code for the Construction and equipment of ships carrying dangerous chemicals in bulk

IC NIRP
International Committee on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection

ICC
International Chamber of Commerce

ICCS
International Conference on Chemical Safety

ICER
Industry Council for Electronic Equipment Recycling

ICG
Intersessional Correspondence Group

ICHCA
International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association

IChemE
Institution of Chemical Engineers

ICME
International Council on Metals and the Environment

ICRCL
International Committee on the Redevelopment of Contaminated Land

ICSC
International Chemical Safety Cards