Posted Posted in Detergents, English, Safety Data Sheets, SDS, Substances & mixtures, Vape products

Are you a formulator of chemical products, such as paints or detergents? Or do you use chemicals industrially or professionally, for example in your chemical laboratory, automobile repair shop or pool cleaning business? Chances are that the Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) accompanying the chemicals you purchase do not always meet the regulatory requirements. As a […]

Posted Posted in Biocides, Cosmetics, Detergents, English, Nanomaterials, Plastics, REACH Regulation, SDS, Substances & mixtures, Vape products

When asked, companies generally respond with: “Of course we are downstream user! We purchase our chemicals from Supplier X.” Nonetheless, further examination frequently reveals that Supplier X is a non-European company, and as such, does not have any REACH responsibilities. In order to relieve their European customers of the regulatory obligation to register the imported […]

Posted Posted in Detergents, English, Nanomaterials, Plastics, REACH Regulation, SDS, Substances & mixtures, Vape products

Distributors and re-branders (and retailers and storage providers) do not have a standard REACH role as “manufacturer”, “importer” or “downstream user”. Nonetheless, they do have obligations under REACH. Although consumers are technically end-users, they are not downstream users under REACH and hence have no regulatory obligations. To categorise as a REACH distributor, you may only […]

Posted Posted in Cosmetics, Detergents, English, Nanomaterials, Plastics, REACH Regulation, SDS, Substances & mixtures, Vape products

To categorise as a downstream user (DU) under REACH, you must source the substances you use from a company that has registered these chemicals. The most common categories of DUs are: Formulators, who produce mixtures which are usually supplied further downstream (e.g. paints, adhesives and detergents). Producers of articles, who incorporate substances or mixtures into […]