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  • ERM completes acquisition of ReachCentrum

    ERM has assumed full ownership of Brussels-based professional services body ReachCentrum, a niche player in the registration market for REACH, the European Union’s Regulation on chemicals and their safe use. The acquisition is an important part of ERM’s growth strategy and builds its position in and access to the Chemical Sector. In time, we expect that additional services related to dossier registration and consortium management to be available, as a key part of ERM’s product sustainability offering. ERM will make its tools and support available to further extend the excellence of ReachCentrum’s services. 

    The close of the acquisition follows the announcement of the Share Purchase Agreement in April. To read the original announcement, please visit:

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  • ReachCentrum continues providing support on Biocides

    Following April 16th announcement on ReachCentrum’s upcoming acquisition by ERM, ReachCentrum would like to clarify its position regarding the services it provides related to the EU Biocidal Product Regulation. 

    ReachCentrum shall honour the Agreements it has with its clients and undertakes to perform cost-effective and high quality services within this sector. We are confident that our well established expertise regarding consortia management and our result-driven approach are guarantees of our high-level engagement and quality management.

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  • Transparency in product authorisation evaluations

    In an interview to ChemicalWatch, Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, calls for more transparency in product authorisation evaluations under the biocidal products Regulation (BPR). Raf Bruyndonckx, biocides sector group manager for Cefic, calls on the authorities to report, not only broad figures, but also reveal the average timelines for product authorisation and mutual recognition procedures. “We need to dive into the detail of where there could be problems,” Mr Bruyndonckx says. “When it comes to the active substance authorisation process, we know where the specific issues are, which means we can intervene and help. But the product authorisation evaluations are still a black box to us.”

    The full article is available on Biocide Hub of ChemicalWatch.

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  • ReachCentrum has been acquired by ERM

    ReachCentrum, the Cefic subsidiary and a niche player in the Registration market for REACH, has been acquired by Environmental Resources Management (ERM), according to an announcement published today. A Share Sale and Purchase Agreement was signed on March 30 between Cefic and ERM. Final arrangements are now underway and the acquisition is expected to be completed by end May.

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  • Initialisation of consortia for inclusion of substance or product suppliers into the Art. 95 listing of Biocidal Products Regulation

    Brussels, 18th February 2015 - This communication is a follow up to interested companies’ requests regarding their inclusion into the suppliers listing as a substance/product supplier in accordance with Article 95 of the Biocidal Products Regulation. The due date for inclusion is 1st September 2015.

    According to ECHA, from 1st September 2015, a biocidal product consisting of, containing, or generating a relevant substance, cannot be made available on the EU market if the substance or product supplier is not included in the Article 95 listing for the product type(s) to which the product belongs. ReachCentrum and its technical partner ARCHE are working together to launch Consortia to support interested parties to stay on the EU market. In order to ensure this, we wish to support applications under Article 95 in the most cost effective and time efficient manner. 

    A selection of but non-exhaustive list of active substances is presented in the table below. Consortia can be built for products containing one of these active substances.

    IPA - Isopropanol (Propan-2-ol) 67-63-0
    Permethrin 52645-53-1
    Hydrogen peroxide 7722-84-1
    Peracetic acid 79-21-0
    Chlorine 7782-50-5
    Hydrogen Chloride 7647-01-0
    Calcium hypochlorite 7778-54-3
    Benzalkonium Chloride 68424-85-1
    Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (DDAC) 7173-51-5


    ReachCentrum and ARCHE are extending their invitation to other companies wanting to initially join consortia for all substances mentioned in the list. If interested, please complete the excel spreadsheet to be downloaded from “Downloads” by March 15, 2015 and email to us at the e-mail address offered below. For Companies with interest in products related to other active substances please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements. 

    Leondina Della Pietra 
    +32 2 676 73 12

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