European Chemicals Regulation REACh

EU Chemicals Regulation REACh

REACh (2006/121/EC), the new EU chemicals regulation, came into force on June 1st, 2007. It requires that chemical substances on their own, in preparations and those which are intentionally released from articles have to be registered to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The regulation applies to substances manufactured in, or imported to the EU in annual quantities of 1 tonne or more per company, unless the regulation indicates otherwise.

The obligation to register applies since 1 June 2008. The chemicals currently on the EU market which meet the definition of phase-in substances had to be pre-registered until December 1st, 2008. Companies who pre-register their substances can benefit from extended registration deadlines. The deadline depends on the tonnage band and the hazardous properties of the substance.

We have pre-registered all our phase-in substances in due time to make sure that we could continue with the manufacture of the products beyond December 1st, 2008 without any interruption.

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