9/27/2010

REACH - The new European regulation on chemicals


REACH entered into force in June 2007 and centralized and replaces the previous chemicals legislation in the European Union. The main objective of REACH is to ensure a high level of protection for human health and the environment. At the same time competitiveness and innovation shall be strengthened.

Under REACH, manufacturers and importers of chemicals more than previously assume responsibility for the safe handling of their materials. REACH covers all chemical substances that are produced in the EU or imported into the EU, in minimum quantities of one tonne per year. These must be registered with their properties at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

As a manufacturer of polymers and chemicals, Vinnolit completed the registration of its product range with ECHA in due time and provides the relevant safety information to its customers. The safety data sheets are currently being adapted. Please find more information about the status of each sales product here.