EWIMA Technical Subcommittee


  • More than 90 chemists and technicians of 41 companies in 10 countries
  • Guests from non EWIMA countries like Japan and USA
  • Chemical and technical experts (guest speakers)


  • Two meetings per year

Main topic    

  • Usually main topics related to writing instruments are presented by external experts once a year

Internal topics

  • Product Safety
    • EU: Restriction of certain substances in consumer goods
    • EU: Nickel release from writing instruments
    • Certification of school supply
  • Toy Safety
    • Element migration limits in toys
    • Other substances/substance groups discussed on an European level
    • Revision of European Standards EN 71-series
  • ISO Activities and other standardization work related to writing instruments
  • Chemical and environmental legislation in Europe e.g.
    • REACH / CLP
    • Timber Regulation (EUTR)