REACH is the strictest law to date regulating chemical substances and will affect industries throughout the world. REACH entered into force in 1 June 2007, with a phased implementation over the next decade.

REACH addresses most of the chemical substances that are manufactured in, or imported into, the EU.

This can be A substance on its own

A substance in a mixture

A substance that makes up an ‘Article’ 


How REACH Compliance helps Companies?

 

Information on the properties and hazards of substances are needed to be collected and assessed as per this regulation. REACH Compliance service establishes procedures for it. Companies need to register their substances and to do this they need to work together with other companies who are registering the same substance. The substances manufactured or imported into the EU in quantities of 1 tonne per year or more need to be registered.


In principle, REACH applies to all chemical substances; those used in industrial processes, day-to-day lives, cleaning products, paints , articles such as clothes, and furniture etc. Therefore, the regulation has an impact on most companies across the EU.