2018 REACH Deadline - Are you prepared?

REACH is the European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals that came into force on 1st June 2007. Having passed two REACH Deadlines already, the next challenge will be the 31st May 2018 deadline - Are you prepared??

This next deadline will apply to substances produced in or imported into the EU below 100 tonnes per annum per manufacturer/importer. We would advise companies to not leave it until the last minute to comply as we predict there will be a late surge in the industry to complete testing and only a finite capacity within laboratories to complete this work.  We believe the key is to be prepared and make arrangements earlier rather than later to ensure you are able to fulfil your commitments.

It is generally expected that a greater number of substances will require testing for the 2018 deadline, compared to the last two REACH Deadlines of 2010 and 2013.  As the substances covered by this deadline are generally less widely used, it is very likely that less data will be available within the industry to comply with the requirements of REACH.

Chemex can perform a range of testing required under the guidelines - please contact us for further details.

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