Posted Posted in Circular Economy, English, Plastics, Substances & mixtures

Under the REACH Regulation, substance recycling (and recovery) is considered equal to manufacture. In the same way as for other substances subject to REACH registration, the substance identity must be established. The information considered to be sufficient for correct identification and naming of the substance is listed in Annex VI, and includes: Name(s) in the […]

Posted Posted in Circular Economy, English, Plastics, Substances & mixtures

Recycling and recovery typically involve a series of process steps, often performed by multiple waste management partners. Sometimes only the final recycling step will result in the recycled material that no longer classifies as ‘waste’ under the EU waste legislation, or only a fraction of the material is recovered. Waste materials, including wastes that arise […]

Posted Posted in English, Nanomaterials, Plastics, REACH Regulation, Substances & mixtures

We do! There are various processes established under REACH of which public consultation is an integral part. Public consultations are organised by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) or the Member States to get feedback from all interested parties and collect the widest possible range of scientific information to support decision making. Here, we will outline […]

Posted Posted in English, Nanomaterials, Plastics, REACH Regulation, Substances & mixtures

A substance is subject to authorisation when it is included in the Authorisation List (REACH Annex XIV). REACH stimulates the gradual substitution of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) by less dangerous alternatives or technologies, where technically and economically feasible. To this end, ECHA frequently assesses the substances on the “Candidate List” to determine which […]

Posted Posted in English, Nanomaterials, Plastics, REACH Regulation, Substances & mixtures

SVHC stands for “Substance of Very High Concern”. Substances may be identified as SVHCs when they: meet the criteria for classification as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) category 1A or 1B in accordance with the CLP Regulation. are Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) or very Persistent and very Bioaccumulative (vPvB) according to REACH […]

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 Cosmetics, Cosmetics Regulation, English, Substances & mixtures

The REACH Regulation (EC/1907/2006) concerns the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. Contrary to the Cosmetics Regulation, REACH does not apply to products, but to individual chemical substances. As such, it applies to chemicals used in industrial processes as well as in our day-to-day lives: substances present in articles such as clothes, furniture and […]