- February 2, 2018
Chemicals added to the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)
The Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS) is a database of chemicals available for industrial use in Australia. Before importing and/or manufacturing an industrial chemical you must check AICS to see if it is listed and if there are conditions for using it. If a chemical is not listed on AICS—or if your intended use is different to the condition of use—it is a new industrial chemical to Australia.
Unless an exemption applies, the new industrial chemical will need to be assessed by NICNAS for risks to the environment and human health before it can be imported and/or manufactured. Read more about notifying a new chemical.
There are two sections of the AICS—public and confidential. The following chemicals have been added to the non-confidential
accordance with section 13B of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989:
(*) 1416236-35-5 Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsatd., propoxylated
(*) 6295-57-4 Acetic acid, 2-(2-benzothiazolylthio)-
(*) 1613260-86-8 Phenol, 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis-, polymers with epichlorohydrin, alpha-hydro-omega-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,4-butanediyl), 2-hydroxyethyl-terminated polybutadiene and 5-isocyanato-1-(isocyanatomethyl)-1,3,3-trimethylcyclohexane