REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) is the new EU (European Union) legislation for chemical substances and their use which has been in force since June 1, 2007. This EU legislation regulates crucial aspects of the manufacture and trade of chemical substances, thereby affecting imports from countries outside the European Union.
The regulations of the REACH legislation apply both to individual substances and to preparations (formulations) and articles containing these substances.
Substances in terms of REACH are chemical compounds that are obtained by any manufacturing process, including any component to preserve its stability and any impurity derived from the manufacturing process.
In the past several weeks and months we have been able to observe a steadily growing need for information on the contents and the implications of the new guideline. We would therefore like to make the following documents available with the intention of helping you in your daily business to understand how REACH impacts on BYK products.
- REACH Brochure
- Customer Information on REACH Regulation - January 2011
- Customer Information on SVHC-free BYK Additives
For any further questions, please contact reach.byk@altana. com