REACH, which replaces numerous pieces of existing legislation, transfers the burden of responsibility for the safe use of chemicals from national authorities to industry itself. As a general rule, companies that manufacture or import (into the EU) more than one tonne of a chemical substance per year will be required to register the substance, requiring a Chemical Safety Assessment (CSA) and Chemical Safety Report (CSR). Downstream users may be required to provide detailed information on their own use of the chemical, i.e. their exposure scenarios, and may even be required to prepare their own CSA, either if their use is not recognised by the manufacturer or importer as an ‘identified use’, or if they wish to keep a particular use confidential.
ARTIS are well equipped to assist your organisation in responding to the requirements of REACH. We can carry out chemical and thermal analysis for the characterisation of ingredients in their pure state, and also in the context of specific exposure scenarios. We also provide advice and development services for the replacement of ingredients that become unavailable to you as a result of REACH, for example if they become prohibited or if they are not registered by the manufacturer for use in Europe.
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