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Cefic - Chemistry Terms
Category: Sciences > Chemistry Terminology
Date & country: 24/09/2008, EU
Words: 348


oestrus
Menstrual cycle is the monthly female cycle during which the womb (uterus) is prepared for the implantation of a fertilised egg cell. If fertilisation does not occur, the inside lining of the uterus is shed, resulting in the loss of blood. In animals the period during which the female is receptive to the male animal is termed oestrus

OH
Occupational Health

OHS
Occupational Health and Safety

OIE
Office International des Epizooties – International Office for Animal Health

Pa
Pascal : a unit of pressure. Normal atmospheric pressure = 101.3 kPa

PA
Polyamide

PACE
Planetary Association for Clean Energy (Canada)

PACIA
Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (Australia)

packaging
The receptacle and any other components or materials necessary for the receptacle to perform its containment function

packaging material
The containers, closures, and labels employed in the packaging of a product

paraxylene
One of the forms of xylene, paraxylene is used to make polyesters, which have applications in clothing, packaging and plastic bottles. The most widely-used polyester is polyethylene terephthalate (PET), used in lightweight, recyclable soft drinks bottles, as fibres in clothing, as a filling for anoraks and duvets, in car tyre cords and conveyor bel...

patent
A patent is a passive – protective right limited in time and geographically. The granting of a patent to an inventor does not, in itself, allow the inventor to practice the invention. Rather, it enables the patentee to prohibit others from commercially exploiting the invention for a certain period of time and in a defined geographical area. A paten...

PBB
Polybrominated Biphenyls

PBDE
Polybrominated Biphenylethers

PBT
Polybutylene Terephthalate

PC
Programme Council (Cefic)

PCA
Paper Chemicals Association (UK)

PCAs
Partnership and Co-operation Agreements

PCBs
See polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

QA
Quality Assurance

QC
Quality Control

Qm
Quantitative maximum (maximum amount of a substance permissible in a food contact material such that the Specific Migration Limit cannot be exceeded)

QMS
Quality Management System

QRA
Quantitative Risk Assessment. ALSO: Quantified Risk Analysis

QSAR


quality assurance
All those planned and systematic actions necessary to provide confidence that a product or a service will satisfy given requirements for quality

quality control
The operational techniques and activities (preventive, supervisory and corrective action) that are necessary in fulfilling quality requirements

QUANGO
Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organisation

QUAS


RA


RBT
Ready Biodegradability Test

RC
See Responsible Care (RC)

RCF
Regenerated Cellulose Film

RCLG
Responsible Care Leadership Group (working group belonging to ICCA)

RCP
Reciprocal Calculation Procedure

RCR


RCRA
Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act (USA)

RDA
Recommended Daily Allowance

REACH
Regulation EC N° 1907/2006 of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH); New chemicals policy formerly described in the EU White Paper - ' Strategy for a future Chemicals Policy'. REACH officially entered into force on 1 June 2007

REACH IT
REACH (Regulation) Information Technology. The objective of REACH-IT projects is to ensure that the REACH processes in the Agency, the Member States Competent Authorities (MS CAs), the industry, the Commission and other affected stakeholders are supported (and partially enabled) by (an) appropriate IT system(s) and coresponding interfaces

reactivity
The tendency of a substance to undergo a chemical change with the release of energy. Undesirable effects (pressure build-up, temperature increase, formation of noxious, toxic or corrosive by-products) may occur because of a reaction to heating, burning, direct contact with other materials or other conditions when in use or in storage

receptor
A tissue or cell which is sensitive to a specific stimulus

RECOUP
Recycling of Used Plastics Ltd

recycling


reducing agent


refining
Conversion of crude oil into useful products, such as naphtha, the most important feedstock for the petrochemical industry. Every refinery begins with the separation of crude oil into different fractions by distillation. The fractions are further treated to convert them into mixtures of more useful products by various methods such as cracking, refo...

SAD
1. Seasonal Affective Disorder (winter depression). 2. Single Administrative Document

SAICM
Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management

SAN
See styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN)

SASSI
US Amorphous Silica Association

SAVE
The EU Programme to improve energy efficiency

SBR
See styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR)

SBS
Styrene-butadiene-styrene

SCALE
Science, Children, Awareness, EU Legislation and Continuous Evaluation

SCF
Scientific Committee for Food (EU)

SCHC
Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (USA)

SCHIP
Standing Committee on Hazard Information and Packaging (set up under HSE) (UK)

SCHP
Association of Chemical Industry of the Czech Republic

SCI
Society of Chemical Industry

SCOEL
Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limits

SCOOP
Scientific Co-operation (Member States` sharing in technical work for the EU Commission)

SCP
Sustainable consumption and Production

SDA
Soap and Detergent Association

SDIA
Soap and Detergent Industry Association

TABD
Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue

TAED
Tetraacetylethylenediamine. See ethylene amines

TAIEX
Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Bureau. Organisation reporting to DG enlargement to support countries applying to the European Union membership

TBC
Tertiary butyl catechol

TBT
1. See tributyltin (TBT). 2. Technical Barriers to Trade

TC
Technical Committee

TC 225
(CEN) Technical Committee 225

TCC
Tag (Tagliabue) Closed Up : a flash point test method

TCCL
Toxic Chemicals Control Law (South Korea)

TCE


TCMA
Toxic Chemicals Management Association (set up under the Toxic Chemicals Control Law – South Korea)

TDI


TDMA


TEA


TEC
1. Technical and Environmental Centre. 2. Technical and Environment Committee

Technical Guidance Documents (TGD)
Technical Guidance Document in support of Commission Directive 93/67/EEC on risk assessment for new notified substances and Commission Regulation (EC) 1488/94 on risk assessment for existing substances

TEGBE


TEGDEME


TEGEE


TEGME


UBA
Umweltbundesambt (German Federal Environment Bureau)

UCC
Uniform Code Council

UECBV
Union Européenne du Commerce du Bétail et de la Viande

UEL
Upper Explosive Limit. See Upper Flammable Limit (UFL)

UES
Uniform Emission Standard

UFL


UIC


UICC
International Union against Cancer

ulcer
A lesion (wound/injury) on the surface of the skin or mucous surface

ULD
Upper Limb Disorder

UN
United Nations

UN EDITRANS
Inland Transport Committee Databank

UN Number
United Nations Substance Identification Number (for transport purposes). ALSO: SIN

UNCED
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development; met in Rio de Janeiro, 3 to 14 June 1992, adopted the Rio Declaration and Agenda 21

UNCSD
United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development

UNCTAD
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development