Cefic activities expand with new Sector Group addressing chloroformates


April 2020 saw the introduction of a new sector group to Cefic focusing on chloroformates. Cefic welcomes this new group as part of their Halogens/ Euro Chlor Industry Group.

The new safety and advocacy-driven chloroformates cluster will advance authority understanding and worker safety on this class of toxic and reactive chemical substances used as intermediates in the manufacture of various fine chemicals (e.g. pharmaceuticals) and as reagents in plastic production. The group is composed of BASF, Framochem/ Vandemark and Saltigo GmbH (LANXESS AG).

As a first activity, the group will prepare an advice document on how to safely handle, transport and store drums of the most hazardous chloroformates. Anyone who is interested in supporting the drafting of this document, or in participating in group activities, should contact the group manager, Richy Mariner (rma[at], who is available in case of further questions.