Consortia

Methanol REACH Consortium

The manufacturers of Methanol join efforts for their REACH compliance activities and have launched on July 9th 2008 their Methanol REACH consortium.

Consortium description

Through the Methanol consortium, the manufacturers have decided to join efforts to prepare a consistent registration dossier building on the experience gained during the OECD/HPV program. The project management and secretariat of the consortium will be handled by ReachCentrum. The technical content preparation of the registration dossier will be managed by BASF Success Solutions experts.

Substances covered

Substance EC Number CAS Number
Methanol 200-659-6 67-56-1

Uses covered

      Life cycle stage covered by the ES        
n°(ES Short description of exposure scenario Product Category (PC) Manufacture Formulation End use Service Life Sector of use (SU) Process category (PROC) Article Category (AC) Environ-mental release category (ERC)
          Industrial Professional Consumer          
1 Manufacture of the substance/Use as an intermediate/Use as an process chemical - X - X - - - 3, 8, 9 1, 2, 3, 4, 8a, 8b, 15 - ERC 1, 4, 6a, 6b
2 Distribution of the substance - X - X   - - 3, 8, 9 1, 2, 3, 4, 8a, 8b, 9 - ERC 1, 2
3 Formulation and(re)packing of substance and mixtures - - X X - - - 3, 10 1, 2, 3, 4, 8a, 8b, 9, 15 - ERC 2
4 Use as a fuel in industrial settings - - - X - - - 3 1, 2, 3, 8a, 8b, 16, 19 - ERC 8b
5 Use as a fuel in professional settings - - - - X     22 1, 2, 3, 8a, 8b, 16, 19   ERC 8b, 8e
6 Industrial use in cleaning agents - - - X - - - 3 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8a, 8b, 10, 13 - ERC 4
7 Professional use in cleaning agents - - - - X - - 22 1, 2, 3, 4, 8a, 8b, 10, 11, 13 - ERC 8a, 8d
8 Use as a laboratory reagent in industrial settings - - - X - - - 3 10, 15 - ERC 4
9 Use as a laboratory reagent in professional settings - - - - X - - 22 10, 15 - ERC 8a
10 Industrial use as wastewater treatment chemical - - - X   - - 3 2 - ERC  9b
11 Professional use in oilfield drilling and production operations - - - - X -   22 4, 5, 8a, 8b - ERC 9b
12 Consumer use of cleaning agents and deicers (liquid products) 4, 35 - - - - X - 21 - - ERC 8a, 8d
13 Consumer use of cleaning agents and deicers (spray products) 4, 35 - - - - X - 21 - - ERC 8a, 8d
14a Consumer use of  fuels indoors (Domestic/hobby use e.g in model engines, fuel cells, fondue sets) 13 - - - - X - 21 - - ERC 8b
14b Consumer use of fuels outdoors (gasoline additive) - - - - - X - 21 PROC 16 - ERC 8e

Membership

Manufacturers/ importers/ only representatives as defined in the REACH Regulation of the substance on its own, in preparations or in articles and who are subject to the registration requirements pursuant to the REACH Regulation, or Affiliates thereof and who participate in the consortium.

Membership is open to any applicant fulfilling the membership criteria. The Methanol consortium is open to any European and non-European companies manufacturing methanol as well as importers of the substance. Downstream users and other data holders are also invited to play an active role in the work of the Consortium.

All manufacturers/importers or only representatives, having data important for the dossier compilation are invited to contact the consortium secretariat to discuss access to the data. Downstream users and other data holders are invited to play an active role in the work of the methanol consortium.

Current members of the Methanol consortium are:

  • AB Lifosa
  • Ameropa GmbH
  • Arkema France
  • BASF BioMCN
  • Cantazaro Ltd
  • Chimica pomponesco S.p.A
  • Deutsche BP
  • DuPont de Nemours S.a.r.l
  • Ecofuel SpA
  • Ercros Industrial
  • ExxonMobil Chemical Belgium
  • Hellenic Petroleum SA
  • HELM
  • Kemira Oyj
  • Methanex
  • Metpoll Trading Ltd, representing JSC Metafrax (Russia)
  • Mitsubishi International
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical GmbH
  • Mitsui Motor Oil (Hellas) Corinth Refineries
  • Nafta-Petroleum d.o.o
  • PCC, UK
  • Prefere Resins Holding GmbH
  • Sabic Petrochemicals BV
  • Sadepan Chimica s.r.l
  • Shell Chemicals Europe
  • Solvadis Commodity Chemicals
  • StatoilHydro
  • TOTAL Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland

Methanol and CLP regulation

Methanol REACH Consortium comments on the Proposal for the Classification of Methanol as a Reproductive Toxicant under the CLP Regulation.

Letter of Access

The LoA is now available. Please use this link to access the LoA e-shop : http://loashop.reachcentrum.eu

Contact

alessandra.pavia@reachcentrum.eu
Cantersteen 47
B-1000 Brussels
Belgium