REACH - Safety in chemical legislation europe-wide
REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation of Chemicals. This new EC regulation centralises chemicals legislation across Europe and came into force on 1 June 2007. It is a stated goal to raise the level of knowledge about the dangers and risks of using chemical substances. Businesses will be given more responsibility for the safe use of their products.
Chemical Solutions has been dealing with REACH for a longer period and is focused on complete communication and documentation within the supply chain. Moreover, we are already preparing for the launch of the new globally harmonised classification and labelling system GHS (Globally Harmonised System).
As a supplier of products (aerosols), Chemical Solutions is a "downstream user" within the meaning of REACH. As a downstream user, Chemical Solutions is fundamentally not subject to any registration obligation under REACH.
The products you purchase from us are not subject to registration as products within the meaning of REACH. Consequently, the chemicals that may be subject to registration in our products must be registered exclusively by our upstream suppliers.
In our own interest and in order to guarantee a high level of delivery reliability, we closely monitor the implementation of REACH and the resulting requirements. In particular, we have contacted our EU sub-suppliers from whom we source chemicals and preparations that we use in our production processes (for example, auxiliaries such as lubricants, adhesives, paints, varnishes, etc.). Essentially, our processes are widespread applications that are carried out in many industries in high tonnages. Against this background, many of our suppliers already informed us that a pre-registration or later registration of the relevant substances is carried out!
We are always at your disposal if you have further questions about the implementation of the REACH regulation in our company. You are welcome to get in touch with our contact person for questions regarding REACH, Mr. Andreas Ernst (Dipl. Betriebswirt), Tel. +49 (0) 5232-920717 or firstname.lastname@example.org