"The EU’s REACH Regulation for chemicals needs to be demystified; this is a perfectly manageable challenge. The spirit of REACH is also about effectively communicating within each firm and outside, including both customers and suppliers”.
Walter Claes, Health and Safety Director of EuPC, the European association of plastic converters.
SolVin & REACH
A necessary and valuable step forward.
SolVin fulfilled its commitments relating to REACH Regulation applicable to its phase-in substances and their respective applications through all activities of production, importation, marketing and use, in accordance with REACH timeline.
According to REACH Regulation, manufacturers and importers of chemicals had to submit to ECHA before December 1st a registration dossier for each phase-in substance manufactured or imported in quantities of 1000 tons or more per year as well as substances classified as dangerous for the aquatic environment (R50/53 classification) above 100 tons per year and substances classified as Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or Toxic for Reproduction (CMR category 1 and 2) above 1 ton per year.
This successful registration paves the way for the further REACH duties. In the coming weeks and months, SolVin will continue its interactions with all of its external and internal partners, including ECHA, the national authorities, the supply chain, the SIEF, consortia, consultants, customers and suppliers, …
In addition, SolVin is also implementing the new European Regulation on Classification, Labeling and Packaging (CLP), including the CLP notification to ECHA by end 2010 and preparation of the corresponding hazard communication documents for the supply chain.
How SolVin implemented REACH?
SolVin registered the following substances :
- Vinyl Chloride
- Caustic soda
- Hydrochloric acid
- Sodium hypochlorite
Polymers, among them PVC and PVC copolymers, are exempted from registration and evaluation.
> Discover the SolVin REACH Statement.
> Download the "Certificate of conformity" related to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern.
How Solvay implements REACH?
> To know more about the REACH process.