Melamine REACH Consortium

The Relevant representative of the melamine business in Europe have joined efforts for their REACH compliance activities and have launched the Melamine REACH consortium in May 2009.

Consortium activities

The Consortium Members agreed to cooperate in the preparation of a REACH Registration dossier for Melamine with the aim to cover major uses of the substance.

The dossier will include information for harmonised classification and labelling. The consortium is managed by ReachCentrum.

Substances covered

The following substances have been registered under the REACH legislation by December 2010:

Substance CAS number EC number
Melamine 108-78-1 203-615-4


The Melamine REACH consortium structure includes a Steering Committee and a Technical Committee. The consortium is open to manufacturers, importers and only representatives as defined in the REACH regulation and includes their Affiliates.

Current members of the Melamine consortium are

  • Borealis Agrolinz Melamine GmbH
  • Cornerstone Chemical Company Ltd.
  • Helm AG
  • Zaklady Azotowe "Pulawy”
  • OCI Nitrogen - Lead Company

SIEF agreement

The SIEF agreement is based on the CEFIC standard.  
Please find here the SIEF Agreement, together with the two annexes included in the agreement (Annex 1 / Annex 2).

Substance Identity Profile (SIP) 

Please find attached the proposed substance identity profile of Melamine. 

Classification and Labelling 

Starting from end of May 2020 the substance Melamine has been self-classified by the Consortium as Repro Cat 2 (H361f) (Labelling: H361f according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008).

Each registrant will need to comply with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures and therefore the Consortium advises all co-registrants to act on this new information and self-classify the substance accordingly.

List of supported uses

A list of supported and unsupported uses of melamine is to be supplied. The Chemical Safety Report (CSR) is available showing the results of the Exposure Assessments.

The final CSR will not be jointly submitted, however all Joint Registrants will receive a core CSR that they can modify as needed before adding to their own registrations. This is to ensure needed flexibility for companies to manage their own CSRs.

The rationale behind the selection of the applicable life cycle stages for the Melamine uses is available here.

Letter of Access 

The LoA is now available. Please use this link to access the LoA e-shop: 


Cantersteen 47
1000 Brussels