• Reach Registrations, Chemical Registration, Article Registration
  • Chemical Registration, Substance Registration, Reach Registration
  • Substance Registration, Reach Registration, Chemical Registration

Reach & Chemicals News

Proposed restriction of chromium V
ECHA launches a six-month public consultation on the proposed restriction of chromium VI in leather articles.
Ban on dichloromethane
A new ban on some supply and use of paint strippers containing the hazardous substance ‘dichloromethane’.
Classification & Labelling Inventory Database
ECHA has launched its C&L Inventory Database (press release ECHA/PR/2/2012).
Substance Registration


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Deadlines are critical for registrants under REACH. All substances manufactured or imported above 100 tonnes per year have to be registered.

If you need to register, start preparing as soon as possible. It takes time to compile a registration dossier. Reserve adequate time, start now. Do not underestimate the work.

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Reach Explanation
Reach will require all companies manufacturing or importing chemical substances into the European Union in quantities of one tonne or more per year to register these substances with a new European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). Because REACH applies to some substances that are contained in objects ("articles" in REACH terminology), any company importing goods into Europe could be affected.

The European Chemicals Agency has set 3 major deadlines for registration of chemicals. In general these are determined by tonnage manufactured or imported:
* with 1000 tonnes/a. being required to be registered by 1 December 2010.
* with 100 tonnes/a. being required to be registered by 1 June 2013.
* with 1 tonne/a. being required to be registered by 1 June 2018.
In addition, chemicals of higher concern or toxicity also have to meet the 2010 deadline.

REACH also addresses the continued use of chemical Substances Of Very High Concern (SVHC) because of their potential negative impacts on health or the environment. From 1 June 2011, the European Chemicals Agency must be notified of the presence of SVHCs in articles if the total quantity used is more than one tonne per year and the SVHC is present at more than 0.1% of the mass of the object.

Some uses of SVHCs may be subject to prior authorisation from the European Chemicals Agency, and applicants for authorisation will have to include plans to replace the use of the SVHC with a safer alternative. If no safer alternative exists, the applicant must work to find a safer alternative - known as "substitution" As of January 2012, there are 73 SVHCs.

REACH applies to all chemicals imported or produced in the European Union. The European Chemicals Agency will manage the technical, scientific and administrative aspects of the REACH system.