REACH Regulation

Dealing with the REACH Regulation is a challenge for all organisations. There are many questions that need answering. When do I have to register? Does REACh apply to my product? Does the regulation even apply to my product if it does not contain chemicals? Am I to be considered an importer or a downstream user? What are my obligations? What can consumers demand from me?

The ProductIP Platform enables you to know whether REACH applies to your product and what actions you need to take in order to reach REACH compliance. Every time a SVHC is added, you will automatically know and be able to take the necessary steps. You will know what those steps should be. And you will be able to ask your suppliers for the right documentation to prove compliance and organise testing efficiently once you know what substances you should be looking for.

Our Experts have drafted a small document with the most important information you need to know about CE regulation, want to know more? Contact our Experts and ask them your questions or search for relevant resources within the ProductIP Platform!

Compliance clip (PDF) about REACH Regulation

Compliance clip (PDF) about Silica Gel

Complex matter

If your company is bringing products into the market, then you will have to deal with the REACH legislation. And it not only applies to chemical substances (like for example inkt or paint) but also to all articles and their packaging. Dealing with this regulation is difficult:

  • What actions you need to take (register, notify, communicate, inform, safety data sheets, etc.) depends on whether or not your product is a chemical substance, a mixture or an article.
  • It also depends on volumes.
  • It is closely related to classification and labelling of products.
  • In addition you will encounter differences in the interpretations of EU member states.
  • On top of that, the list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) in the EU REACH legislation is getting longer each year. This means that companies are obliged to monitor the update of the SVHC candidate list or authorization list closely. Every time a SVHC list is updated, companies should re-evaluate their products and obligations under REACH.
  • And do not forget the restrictions in Annex XVII.