We actively maintain our REACH registrations and continuously implement other REACH developments to ensure continued compliance.
Nouryon continuously works to ensure that our products can be safely used in alignment with REACH (Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006), which aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the possible risks posed by chemicals.
REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals and includes established procedures for collecting and assessing information on the properties and hazards of substances. One of the obligations in REACH is the registration of all substances imported/manufactured above one ton in the EU.
Nouryon uses REACH chemical hazard, exposure, and risk assessment, and communicates safe uses through an extended safety data sheet, e-SDS, in accordance with REACH regulations. In the European Economic Area, we require new suppliers of raw materials to provide e-SDS documentation (together with other necessary data). Our site and procurement teams collaborate in this process, and our PSRA teams advise on REACH aspects and perform regulatory checks.
In 2019, Nouryon joined the European Federation of the Chemical Industry’s (CEFIC) REACH Action Plan for Review/ Improvement of Registration Dossiers. We are also active in the new chemical regulations similar to REACH and we are preparing for registrations in Taiwan, South Korea (K-REACH), Turkey (KKDIK) and Great Britain (UK REACH).