On June 1st, 2007 EU directive 1907/2006 for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) came into effect. With it a new course for the risk assessment of chemicals and the communication of dangers and risks in the supply chain is set.
For producers and importers of chemical substances new functions and duties arise with the introduction of REACH. Particularly, the attestation of the risk-free product application becomes the producers’ and importers’ responsibility.
No Data – No Market
The centerpiece of REACH is the registration of imported and manufactured substances of quantities ≥1mt/a – barring few exceptions. Depending on the application and the utilized amount the registration encompasses the collection and generation of physical, toxicological and ecotoxicological data and the submission of a comprehensive registration dossier. Only products which have successfully passed this procedure may continue to be produced inside or imported into the EU.
Pre-registration And Phase-In Substances
Prior to the final registration in 2010 to 2018 a pre-registration was conducted from mid-to-end 2008. The pre-registration served as a preliminary determination of all currently manufactured and imported substances – the so-called Phase-In Substances – and allowed for the use of transition periods until the final registration by no later than 2018.
Jobachem has participated in this process and has successfully pre-registered all of its traded Phase-In Products.
Several products such as dimethyl carbonate, diethyl carbonate and diphenyl ether have already successfully been registered. For the registrations of benzophenone and tetrabutyl urea Jobachem GmbH assumed the role of the Lead Registrant.
Currently, we are actively participating in the data generation and collection in multiple Substance Information Exchange Forums (SIEFs) for the registration of further products.
Our product portfolio thus remains unchanged under REACH.
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