In the News and Information section you will find the last news about ReachCentrum, including information on our new services and press releases.
We are now a few weeks away from the third and last REACH registration deadline of May 31, 2018, which covers all phase-in substances manufactured or imported into the EU and between 10 and 100 tonnes per year. ReachCentrum can help you with your co-registration in four steps. Visit our Co-registration 2018 website to find the services and ask a quote.
Please note that the LoA e-Shop platform will not be accessible from the 27th of December 2017 to the 4th of January 2018 due to planned maintenance work and system upgrades.
ReachCentrum will be closed between the 25th and 29th of December 2017. Inquiries concerning LoA prices and related information can be sent to the LoA e-Shop mailbox([email protected]) and will be treated upon our return on the 2nd of January 2018. Depending on the nature of the request, please note that this could take a few days.
We recommend that any urgent LoAs are ordered as soon as possible if you wish to avoid any delay. Please note that the orders placed on Friday the 22nd of December 2017 will be treated in January 2018.
The LoA Team remain at your disposal should you have any questions.They can be contacted at the email address: [email protected]
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The ReachCentrum TeamRead more
Please note that the LoA e-Shop platform will not be accessible from the 16th of October to the 27th of October 2017 due to planned maintenance work and system upgrades.
This will mean that it will not be possible to place an order through the e-shop for LoAs during this period. Any orders placed on Friday 13th of October will be verified and processed from the 30th of October onwards.
The LoAs, tokens and dossiers ordered prior to 13th October will continue to be treated in a timely fashion and will remain unaffected.
Inquiries concerning LoA prices and related information will continue to be responded to during this period and may be made by direct inquiry to LoA e-shop mailbox ([email protected]).
We recommend that any urgent LoAs are ordered as soon as possible if you wish to avoid any delay.
The LoA Team remain at your disposal should you have any questions.
They can be contacted at the email address: [email protected]
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The ReachCentrum TeamRead more
AsiaHub Summit 2017 is a two-day event organized by ChemicalWatch on 18-19 September 2017 in Brussels. The 2017 Summit addresses the impact of the latest developments in chemicals regulation in Asia, offering an unparalleled opportunity to discuss all aspects of how to get products into Asian markets through an engaging mix of presentations, Q&A sessions, informal networking opportunities and panel discussions featuring senior government officials from the Chinese Government and other experts from Asian countries.
On 18 September Willi Muenninghoff, responsible for consortia management and global regulations in ReachCentrum, will discuss about data sharing and its global implications, including an overview of the Data Brokerage Platform, ReachCentrum tool facilitate the sharing of available endpoint-related data.
On 19 September, Junho Lee, from ERM, ReachCentrum’s parent company, will update participants on K-REACH and activities in South Korea. Both Willi and Junhoo are actively involved with the world-wide platform of ERM to provide clients with global product stewardship support.
During the Summit, Willi and Junho will be available for consultation. To set-up a meeting with them, please contact [email protected].
To learn more about ReachCentrum activities for global regulations, please visit: http://www.reachcentrum.eu/support.html
To learn more about the AsiaHub Summit 2017, please visit: https://chemicalwatch.com/asia-hub-summit
ReachCentrum, an ERM Group company, assists companies with EU REACH implementation for dossier preparation and support through evaluation and authorisation, and works to promote joint submission for product families under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) with same active ingredients.
ReachCentrum assists companies in compliance with K-REACH and other global regulations.
For Media Inquiries:
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Data sharing activities with South Korean companies were the focus of discussions held during a recent meeting between officials from South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) and representatives of EU companies. The MoE is the Ministry responsible for implementing the Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals, so called Korea REACH.
Willi Muenninghoff, Project Manager and lead for global activities in ReachCentrum, attended the meeting and contributed to the discussions by underlining the importance of sharing data that is already available and used in the EU. Data sharing will avoid the need for additional animal testing, will be cost-effective for Korean companies and will safeguard the work done for EU dossiers.93 of the 510 priority existing chemicals that must be registered by June 2018, are managed by 44 different EU consortia working with ReachCentrum. A data brokerage platform was launched last year to facilitate the sharing of available endpoint-related data between the data owner and South Korea. Known as the ReachCentrum Data Brokerage Platform, the platform enables owners of data (companies or consortia) to sell the right to refer to the data to parties registering substances under Korea REACH. Shared data can take form of Studies, Robust Studies Summaries and Chemical Safety Reports.
ReachCentrum is currently updating the platform to enable global data sharing with a user-friendly experience. Additionally, following the successful EU example, an LoA shop will be launched after the summer break.
For further information about the Data sharing meeting, please read the ChemicalWatch article https://chemicalwatch.com/55798/south-korean-officials-visit-europe-to-discuss-data-sharing
For further information on Data Brokerage and ReachCentrum Global activites, please contact Willi Muenninghoff at [email protected] or +32.2.6767498
Data Brokerage is available at http://www.reachcentrum.eu/support.html
ReachCentrum assists companies with EU REACH implementation for dossier preparation and support through evaluation and authorisation, and works to promote joint submission for product families under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) with same active ingredients. ReachCentrum works with clients towards compliance with Korea REACH as well as other REACH-like jurisdictions, promotion of Global Data sharing activities.
For Media Inquiries:
Marketing & Communications Manager
ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency, is organizing a webinar on how to prepare a REACH 2018 registration as a IUCLID dossier. The webinar, which will be held on October 4 from 11:00 - 12:00 EET (GMT+2), targets those actors who are registering a substance for the first time and want to know how to use IUCLID to create a registration dossier.
The webinar will cover topics ranging from the installation of the IUCLID 6 application to the creation of a IUCLID 6 registration dossier, including the verification that all required information has been filled-in, using the embedded validation assistant. Furthermore, it will show a registration dossier for a member of a joint submission can be created online.
Further information including the registration form is available from the ECHA website.
Year-on-year FEICA, the European voice of the adhesive and sealant industry, manages to attract a record number of industry professionals to discuss market drivers and niches, innovation, sustainability, new technical trends and technological mega-trends. The FEICA Conference and EXPO is established as the premier event for the adhesive and sealant industry, providing essential insights into the key issues affecting the industry and ample networking opportunities for formulators and raw materials suppliers to discuss the latest trends and wider business environment. The event will be held in Vienna from 7 to 9 September, and it will host the presentation of our ReachCentrum Project Manager Yvan Bisschops on “REACH 2018: the business impact”.
REACH isn't only a regulatory requirement but also (and probably mainly) a business issue, with direct and indirect costs for companies involved. in the Registration process. In addition to that, potentially serious outcomes for the business could arise from the REACH process in the event the chemical is placed under Restriction or Authorisation status. The outcomes may include new market constraints or limitations of use.
Last but not least: non registration of some chemicals in 2018 could force downstream users to take over the REACH role of the producers/importers and put the REACH registration duty on their shoulders.
For more information and registration, visit the conference website: www.feica-conferences.com. For more information on ReachCentrum activities for 2018, please visit our dedicated page.
Deadline extended to April 22th 2016 - The Global Chromates Consortium for Aerospace (GCCA) after having successfully submitted application for aerospace (and derivatives) use as surface coating for several chromate substances with latest application date March 2016 is now pursuing applications for aerospace (and derivatives use) for the remaining chromates with latest application date July 22, 2017.
|Substance name||EC number||CAS number|
|Pentazinc chromate octahydroxide||256-418-0||49663-84-5|
For this reason the consortium is now open for any new member applications until 15th April 2016 - deadline extended to April 22th 2016.
GCCA is pursuing upstream applications that will cover the entire aerospace and derivative downstream supply chains and hence are jointly prepared.
The Consortium agreement can be downloaded here.To express your interest, please complete the Uses mapping template, indicating your intentions, and send it to the consortium manager, Mrs Cornelia Tietz, at [email protected].
For any further questions please contact Mrs Tietz.
+32 2 676 7249
Global Chromates Consortium for Aerospace (GCCA) to tackle REACH Authorisation - August 20, 2015
Amsterdam, 14 March to 18 March 2016
Meet us at ChemCon Europe 2016
For almost 20 years, ChemCon has been the Chemical industry’s premier international event highlighting Product Regulatory and Supply Chain best practices and challenges. But the main goal of the conference is to reach beyond the industry by providing relatable presentations, special topical sessions, and networking opportunities that can't be found anywhere else.
This year’s European meeting promises to be timely, with significant regulatory changes pending globally, and effective at both informing and arming the attendees for successful change management and business success. Experts from over 25 countries and more than 35 speakers from governments and industry, will gather in Amsterdam to discuss about international chemical legislation all over the world, including REACH, GHS and country specific information on inventories and labelling requirements.
ReachCentrum and ERM are proud to attend this year’s event, and we are looking forward to learning from experiences from the legislative approach and presenting some interesting business cases on K-REACH and TSCA. Our activities include:
March 16th, Conference Session 6 (10:30-12:00)
Dr. Rudolf Wilden, ERM’s Product Sustainability Leader for EMEA will speak on:
Practical Preparation for K-REACH Registration; Registration, IT-system, Testing, Data Analysis and Quality
March 17th, Conference Session 11 (16:15 to 18:15)
Karl Enters, Global Chemical Sector Lead/Product Sustainability Leader will chair:
Chemical Control Legislation in North America
March 17th, Conference Session 11 (16:15 to 18:15)
Additionally, ERM is pleased to sponsor an Industry-expert presentation on:
TSCA Reform and Implementation
ReachCentrum and ERM are also exhibiting at ChemCon Europe 2016 and we would love you to drop by booth #24, where our product experts, scientists and sales team can discuss your company's global chemical challenges.
If you prefer to arrange a meeting date, please contact us to set the date and time for a direct meeting.
We look forward to meeting you in Amsterdam!
Learn more about ChemCon Europe 2016
ReachCentrum assists industries to become compliant with REACH regulation on chemical substances. REACH mandates chemical companies to register their substances manufactured or imported in a joined effort with other potential registrants of the same substance. In order to prepare the necessary communication and decision making processes, companies organize themselves in REACH consortia.
Currently ReachCentrum is managing about 100 consortia and the demand is growing. It is also expected that many companies require support with the 2018 deadline registration, not necessarily organized in a consortium. As a result ReachCentrum is seeking a project manager.
The Project Manager supports REACH customers by managing the entire administration of the consortium. Depending on the stage, this position requires solid project management, a high level of executing administrative responsibilities and basic financial skills.
ReachCentrum has extended its product portfolio over the past several years and intends to further develop new services. Depending on the experience of the candidate, they will contribute in the development of the services and the execution of consultancy.
Additional requirements include: REACH expertise, negotiation, collaboration with companies advocating common interests.
Project Manager leads the project management of new and existing consortia, support projects and consultancy.
Project Manager reports to the Managing Director and is supported by ReachCentrum staff.
The ideal candidate has:
If you are interested, please forward your CV and covering letter highlighting the vacancy of Project Manager ReachCentrum to [email protected] before 1st November 2015.
Note: Established by Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, in 2006, ReachCentrum is now owned by Environmental Resources Management (ERM), the world’s leading sustainability consultancy.Read more
Brussels, August 20, 2015 - A number of leading companies in the Aerospace and Defence Industries are launching a consortium to facilitate applications for authorisation of chromium substances used in the sector. Interested parties are invited to apply for membership now.
The companies are about to set up a consortium that will, starting from a general approach, support consortium members in their use-specific applications for authorisation.The consortium’s first meeting will take place on 8th and 9th September in Dallas, Texas. Membership is open to any aerospace company or any company supplying this industry sector.
The technical support will be provided by Environ-Ramboll. The company was selected based on its knowledge of chemicals risk assessment and socio-economic analysis as well as for the environmental expertise and its proven capability in authorisation applications relating to chromates.
ReachCentrum has been selected as the consortium secretariat based on its experience with consortia management, especially relating to financial and communication aspects, as well as its general knowledge and understanding of the REACH legislation and established proficiency of the authorisation process in particular.
“Our aim is to bring together all relevant parties of the sector and to enable any aerospace company and its formulators to have their uses included in an application for authorisation. Companies will be encouraged to streamline efforts wherever possible. The biggest challenge will be engaging the appropriate importers of substances into Europe and persuading them to apply for authorisation” says Phil Humphries, interim chair of the GCCA authorisation consortium.
Several chromate substances have been placed on Annex XIV of REACH, indicating that after the set sunset date, any use of them is prohibited unless the use has been authorized.
Any aerospace company or its formulators as well as chemical manufacturers supplying to the sector, and particularly importers of those substances into the EEA, are invited to join the consortium. Please indicate your interest as soon as possible to ReachCentrum keeping in mind that the first meeting is taking place on 8th and 9th September in Dallas.
A webex meeting designed to provide further information for potential members is planned for Wednesday 26th August at 2.00 pm CET. Please contact ReachCentrum for details.
Note to editors:
ReachCentrum is the professional services body established originally by Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council and was acquired by ERM, the world’s leading sustainability consultancy, in May 2015. ReachCentrum, helps companies fulfil the REACH requirements through their value chain. ReachCentrum provides guidance to get acquainted with the REACH requirements, managing consortia, organising workshops and delivering in-company trainings. ReachCentrum services are available for European Union and non-EU chemical manufacturing companies.
About Ramboll Environ
Ramboll Environ is the environment and health business of leading global engineering, design and consultancy company Ramboll.
Formed by the integration of independent environmental, health, safety and sustainability consultancy ENVIRON with Ramboll’s environment and health specialists in early 2015, Ramboll Environ’s global team of experts work together to solve the most challenging environmental, health and social issues, create value for clients and support a sustainable society. Ramboll Environ provides cutting-edge technical and strategic support to industry for all aspects product safety and stewardship, based on over 30 years of leadership in the field.
For further information
Francesca Furlan, ReachCentrum, at [email protected] or on +32 2676 7425.
Laura Torrance, Holistic, at [email protected] or on +44 7595 276 254.Read more
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: http://www.reachcentrum.eu/component/news/news/100-reachcentrum-has-been-acquired-by-erm.htmlRead more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
|SUBSTANCE NAME||CAS NUMBER|
|IPA - Isopropanol (Propan-2-ol)||67-63-0|
|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