REACH is the European Chemicals Regulation which stands for Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals, applied to all chemicals. It came into force on June 1, 2007.
This regulation aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment while maintaining and enhancing the competitiveness of the EU Chemical Industry. It applies to all substances on their own or contained in preparations or in articles.
Main steps of REACH process
Albemarle has REACHed its 2010 compliance objective.
Albemarle has passed the first REACH registration of 30/11/2010 for substances:
Albemarle was lead registrant for 11 dossiers and filed 28 other dossiers.
Albemarle’s 2013 REACH registrations successfully completed.
Albemarle has completed its submission of all registration dossiers that were due in 2013 for the European REACH legislation (EC Regulation No. 1907/2006). A total of 43 substances have been registered in this phase, which brings Albemarle’s total to 81 registered substances.
For tier II registration, Albemarle has acted as lead registrant for 7 substances.
Albemarle has also joined the submissions of other companies for 36 additional substances by joining a REACH consortium or through the purchase of a letter of access for REACH data.
To ensure compliance, Albemarle regularly submits dossier updates with new hazard, exposure and use information. Our safety data sheets are updated accordingly to communicate the relevant information to our customers.
Albemarle works actively with authorities and partners in the supply chain on other REACH processes that continue to be applied to our submitted substances, such as substance evaluation, dossier evaluation, authorization and restrictions.
In the coming years Albemarle will continue to focus on our relationship with all stakeholders in the supply chain and work with our industry partners to meet the new and additional requirements of the REACH legislation.
The next and last registration deadline for existing substances produced or imported in amounts from 1 to 100 mt / year will be May 31, 2018.
Last Updated: 9/12/2013 10:23:59 AM
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