Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals
At AkzoNobel Powder Coatings we are fully aware of the REACH regulation which came into effect on 1 June 2007, of its timetable for registration of substances and of the consequences for downstrea m users of chemicals. REACH requires industry to ensure that the chemicals it manufactures and places on the market in the EU do not adversely affect human health or the environment. AkzoNobel fully supports the aims and objectives of REACH
We are committed to meeting all our legal obligations under REACH and are busy preparing for these. As a leader in sustainability within the chemical industry AkzoNobel is well placed to support our customers and hence minimise the impact of REACH on them.
In brief... what does REACH mean for you?
As an EU-based customer of AkzoNobel Powder Coatings you are a downstream user of chemicals and a supplier of articles.
If you purchase coating preparations from our EU businesses, you will have no obligations to register the substances contained in those preparations.
We cannot guarantee that every chemical currently available will remain on the market, therefore it might occasionally be necessary for us to reformulate a product you purchase from us or to offer you an alternative product of equivalent high quality and performance. AkzoNobel Powder Coatings is nonetheless committed to securing its supply chain and maintaining a comprehensive product range which meets the needs of our customers.
Substances of 'very high concern' will become subject to authorisation. AkzoNobel Powder Coatings is working actively to minimise the presence of these substances in its products as far as possible.
We will continue to work in partnership with our customers to ensure safe use of our products, including the development of additional information to be communicated along the supply chain as requried by REACH.
if you purchase coatings or other products from a supplier based outside the EU, you may have obligations to register substances as an importer. If you use preparations from other companies containing substances of very high concern, you may have authorisation or notification obligations.
If you produce or import finished articles, such as coated goods, you will have no obligations to register substances contained in them unless these are intended to be released in use. You may need to submit notifications to the European Chemicals Agency if you produce or import articles containing substances subject to authorisation.