EU officials say they will work with chemical suppliers on REACH.
Sean Milmo, European Editor11.21.16
European Union officials have been reiterating their intention to be sympathetic to the problems of chemicals suppliers in complying with the EU’s REACH legislation, particularly the need to register low-volume substances by mid-2018.
This more conciliatory approach is coming as a relief to ink producers worried that the failure to register chemicals by some smaller companies by the mid-2018 deadline would leave them without some vital ingredients in their formulations.
The deadline is for the registration by producers or importers of chemicals with annual outputs of one to 100 tons – the last of three tranches with the other two larger volume categories having registration deadlines in 2010 and 2013.
The final group of chemicals covers two-thirds of the approximate total of 30,000 substances covered by REACH, which requires the registration of each chemical to be accompanied by a safety profile. The vast majority of registrants in 2018 will be SMEs, many of whom c
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