Singapore bans some short-chain CPs

Feb 08, 2018
Computerized metal milling used in automobile industry

Beginning in June 2018, Singapore will prohibit the use of short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) in metalworking fluids and other products. SCCPs are chlorinated alkanes that are typically used in metalworking fluids as extreme pressure agents. Designated as hazardous substances under new rules, their production, import, export and use will be phased out. Most products containing SCCPs will be part of the ban in compliance with the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).

SCCPs will still be permitted in formulations of lubricant additives for automobile engines, electric generators, wind power facilities, oil and gas exploration drilling equipment, and refining equipment used in the production of diesel oils.

Why should you care? Depending on your application, this could affect your sales in certain regions. Plus, it’s important stay up to date with global trends moving toward minimizing these pollutants in an effort to protect our health and the environment.

Read more about Singapore’s new SCCP regulation here.