REACh (EC Regulation No. 1907/2206), stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances, entering into force on June 1st, 2007. All European companies producing or importing chemical substances in a volume of >1 t/a (per single chemical) have to register each of these substances unless a substance is explicitly exempted from this regulation. This does not only apply to the pure chemicals themselves but also to chemicals in substances, in blends as well as chemicals that are being released by certain substances.
The aim of REACh is to simplify and centralize the Laws on Chemical Substances Europe-wide. At the same time innovation and competitiveness of the European chemical industry in the global markets should be enhanced. Furthermore, the regulation wants to secure a high level of protection to human health and the environment which should contribute to strengthen the confidence of consumers in the European chemical industry.
Additiv-Chemie Luers GmbH & Co. KG has taken all necessary steps in order to ensure that all manufactured products will be available in the future. This implies the pre-registration/registration of all products manufactured by ourselves as well as all raw materials purchased by us. Until the deadline December 1st, 2008, all products manufactured by Additiv-Chemie Luers GmbH & Co. KG were pre-registered. So far we have registered all chemicals produced by us up to a volume >100 t/a (until May 31st, 2013).
Together with our suppliers we have taken care that all of our products will be delivered in the usual quality also in future. The final decision on product availability will be taken by us and our suppliers once registration for the next level of product volume is due (1 - 100tons) until May 2018.