Archroma has registered about 200 substances under REACH
Archroma, a global leader in
color and specialty chemicals, recently announced solid progress
on Phases 3 and 4 of REACH (Registration, Evaluation,
Authorization and restriction of Chemicals) with more than 60%
of our commercial products active in EU complying already with
the June 2018 requirements.
In total, 369 different chemical substances are within the
scope of the REACH phases 3 and 4. These include 135 dossiers
where Archroma has a lead registrant position in the EU.
In the first two phases – completed, respectively, in
November 2010 and May 2013 – the company recorded a total of 60
chemical substances that are produced in or imported to the
countries of the European Union with volumes greater than 100
tons per year. In the third and fourth phase of REACH that is
currently under way, all the remaining chemical substances of
more than 1 ton per year must be registered by June 1, 2018.
With its expert chemical management system, Archroma, unlike
many EU importers of textile and paper chemicals, controls the
composition of its formulations and can therefore ensure full
REACH compliance of each ingredient in its products.
With its broad product portfolio, Archroma is one major
registrant of substances relevant to the textile and paper
industries at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The company
expects the total investment needed to be REACH ready to amount
to 14.5 million USD.
Carole Mislin, Global Head of
Product Stewardship at Archroma.
“The REACH objective to improve the protection of human
health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by
chemicals is fully in line with our own belief that we can make
our industry sustainable. Hence our early commitment to REACH
without the slightest hesitation – because it’s our nature,”
comments Carole Mislin, Global Head of Product Stewardship at
“Everyone benefits from more sustainability – the people, the
planet, our customers and even us here at Archroma,” Mislin
adds. “Archroma will benefit because we will be able to reapply
the invaluable expertise we have gained from the REACH
registration process in the EU to other regulations under way or
expected soon in countries such as South Korea or Turkey. And
our customers and partners will gain because they can count on a
reliable supply source and an expert partner to accompany them
through the REACH preparation process.”