The European REACH regulation (EG 1907/2006) concerning the registration, evaluation, approval and restriction of chemicals came into force on June 1st, 2007. This new regulation is intended to provide a high level of protection and safety for human health and the environment. The implementation of the provisions of the regulation have given a key role to the principle of prevention.

The regulation specifies amongst other things the registration of those materials which are already being marketed within the European Union with tonnage-dependent transition deadlines (see table).

Summary of regulation deadlines:Status
11/30/2010materials > 1000t/a or materials > 100 t/a R 50/53 or CMR-materials cat. 1 / 2Done
up to May 31st, 2013materials > 100 – 1000 t/aDone
up to May 31st, 2018materials> 1 – 100 t/aDone

With respect to all questions concerning implementation of this regulation within our company, you can get in touch with the specialists of our REACH team at any time at the following e-mail address: