Both safety and compliance are paramount when it comes to fine chemical manufacturing. A wide range of international and regional regulators set out strict guidelines for the chemical industry at large. At CABB, we believe it is crucial to satisfy the broadest possible range of compliance requirements to maximize our potential reach and to consistently deliver high-quality active ingredients and advanced intermediates to end-users around the world.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has stewardship over the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). The main aim of REACH is to ensure a high level of protection to human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals. The regulations apply to chemical substances manufactured or imported in the EU and affects manufacturers, importers, and downstream users.
Our Commitment to REACH
To demonstrate that a substance or mixture is compliant with EU REACH regulation, a registration number must first be obtained from ECHA. This involves submitting a registration dossier covering all substances manufactured or imported in quantities exceeding a metric ton per year. ECHA then evaluates this information and provides authorizations and/or restrictions for “Substances of Very High Concern,” SVHC.
CABB is an active member of joint submissions and REACH consortia, which is a collaborative approach between chemical registrants working on the same substance. It demands strong bonds of cooperation to jointly prepare a submission by sharing effort and data. At CABB, we have complied with 2010, 2013, and 2018 registration deadlines. Furthermore, CABB is a Lead Registrant for 40 different substances in cases where they are strategically important, or where we hold a significant data set
EU companies importing chemicals usually depend on their supplier to have REACH registration. However, that means trusting companies that are not under REACH to understand the requirements and provide the necessary support. CABB production sites outside of the EU utilize “Only Representatives” to conduct the registration of chemical imports, thus relieving EU importers from their registration obligations. With CABB’s extensive knowledge and dedication to the goals and regulations in REACH, you can be confident in partnering with CABB for any sourcing needs.
Operating within the right authorities is crucial to CABB, as is fostering a strong sense of international cooperation and business cohesion. REACH compliance is one example of where we have extended our authority and expertise in chemical manufacturing to generate a robust portfolio of regionally-compliant substances.
If you would like more information, simply contact a member of the CABB team today.