What is REACH?

REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (Number 1907/2006). It came into force on 1st June 2007 and replaced a number of European Directives and Regulations with a single system.

How can WhitChem help and support our customers and suppliers?

Under REACH there is a requirement for manufacturers or importers of substances to register them with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) based in Helsinki, Finland. If a substance is not registered by the appropriate deadline, the substance will no longer be able to be supplied legally into the European Union.

We, as a UK based chemicals & minerals distributor, have worked closely with all of our Principals to assist with their preparations to meet the requirements presented by this legislation.

From the information provided by our suppliers we have created a database to enable us to respond to individual customer enquiries concerning this subject.

To learn more about the information we have received from each of our suppliers on the subject of REACH please contact our REACH team and include ‘REACH’ in the subject header.

In addition you can obtain more information concerning the implications of REACH on your business from the official ECHA website.

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