ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants

REACH Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals

REACH is the acronym for the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals, a new European legislation that will come into effect o the 1st of June 2007. REACH will apply to the production and marketing of chemical substances.

REACH replaces most existing EU legislation on chemical substances. In future, it is the responsibility of the company to guarantee the safety of chemical substances. All substances subject to REACH will have to be evaluated based on pre-described physical, chemical, toxicological and ecotoxicological data for their identified uses. High-risk substances will be additionally subjected to authorization.

This means for the printer as a user of chemical substances or chemical preparations such as inks and coatings to take over responsibility and to participate in the successful implementation of the regulation. ACTEGA Terra supports its customers and has been very active in the preparation for REACH. We inform ourselves continuously about the ongoing developments. Although our coatings represent preparations that are not liable to registration as such, we see our main task in identifying the critical raw materials in our formulations. So we are in direct contact and dialog with our suppliers to get all necessary information. By means of this, we will be able to fulfill all requirements of the regulation and to provide our customers with safe and conform products.