REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.

It entered into force on 01st of June 2007.


REACH is a regulation of the European Union adopted to improve the protection of human health and environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals.



Companies have the responsibility of collecting information on the properties and the uses of substances. They have to demonstrate their safe use to ECHA (European Chemical Agency) in Helsinki. Furthermore, they have to communicate the risk management measures to the users.


Companies have the obligation to register the substances they manufacture import or place on the market in the EU in quantities of more than one metric ton per year. Depending on the volume the EU has prescribed a three-step registration procedure with deadlines until 2010, 2013 or 2018.


In order to benefit from the transitional deadlines, we have pre-registered all substances mentioned on our productlist by 01st of December 2008.


By November 2010 we have successfully registered Aluminium Chloride anhydrous (AlCl3) as "Only Representative" for our non-European producer GACL / India with registration number 01-2119459371-39-0002.


The registration of other substances will follow according to the respective tonnage band.

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