Source: SPECIALIST PRINTING WORLDWIDE : ISSUE 1/2018
Gabriele Heller warns how the REACH low volume registration deadline may affect suppliers and users of chemical products to the print industry
The REACH regulation 1907/2006/EC requires manufacturers and importers (M/I) of substances to register relevant substances at ECHA (European Chemicals Agency). For ‘Phase-in-substances’ the regulation allows
for transition periods, depending on volume and classification (hazard category) of the substance in question, if the substance has been pre-registered at ECHA before December 2008. ‘Phase-in-substances’ are substances already on the EU market before REACH entered into force.