Sodium Hydroxide REACH consortium
The major European manufacturers of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) have joined efforts for their REACH compliance activities and have launched the sodium hydroxide REACH consortium end of February 2009, following one year of preparatory work.
The members of the Sodium Hydroxide consortium have agreed to cooperate, under the leadership of Solvay-Electrolyse-France SAS, in the preparation of a joint registration dossier for sodium hydroxide. The dossier includes information on harmonised classification and labelling of the substance. However, the substance is already listed in Annex VI of the Regulation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (Regulation 1272/2008).