The Hydrocarbon Solvents consortium was formed in June 2008 by the Hydrocarbon Solvents Producers Association (HSPA), a sector group of Cefic (European Council of the Chemical Industry).
The objective of the Hydrocarbon Solvents REACH consortium is to undertake the collective activities related to the registration of Hydrocarbon Solvents under REACH, including sharing of relevant research information. The project management of this consortium is handled by ReachCentrum.
The substances covered in the HCSC REACH consortium can be found in the naming convention(updated in March 2011).
No data gaps have been identified for 2010 registration of substances and no animal testing is required prior to registration.
In categories 3, 4 ,8, 9 a test plan proposal to do a 2 generation reprotoxicity study is part of the registration.