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Asia-Pacific chemical legislation

ReachCentrum has signed a partnership agreement with SCAS Europe to deliver support services related to Asia-Pacific Chemical Notifications and Registrations. The new collaboration targets European and non European companies needing to comply with such legislations.

Do you need to know more about Chemical Substances Notification and Registration in Japan and other Asian countries? Japan requires the notification of the tonnage of imported chemical substances at national and/or prefecture levels since April 2011.

In October 2010, the revised chemical law came into effect in China. Multi-regional approach is increasing being used for global notifications and registrations. Knowing regulations in Asian countries is important to comply with each requirement and to expand your business.

In order to support chemical companies to meet their obligations under the Asia-Pacific chemical notifications and registration regulations, ReachCentrum and Scas Europe* have therefore decided to signup a partnership that will promote services provided by SCAS Europe in this field.

By partnering with SCAS Europe ReachCentrum will improve its support to European and non European companies with high quality service, and will facilitate the contacts between companies and the Asia-Pacific chemical legislation.

If you want to have further information and you are looking for a support, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call us at +32 2 676 7400.


* SCAS Europe S.A./N.V.is the European liaison office of Sumika Chemical Analysis Service, Ltd. SCAS), the largest and the leading service provider of chemical analysis and evaluation in Japan.It offers total solutions and is a convenient one-stop shop meeting global regulatory needs with particular strength in the Asia-Pacific region.


REACH requires strategic thinking to get your company ready to pass the various phases of the legislation. ReachCentrum offers REACH expert consultancy to support REACH implementation within companies and other stakeholder groups, in order to help you adopt the most effective strategy.
ReachCentrum has gained a highly respected reputation in delivering consultancy on chemicals regulation. Our focus is on providing practical advice and guidance for those companies needing to fulfil their REACH obligations, whilst fully respecting your business strategy.

ReachCentrum‘s approach is to listen to and carefully analyse each customers’ needs, and then to find the best solution adapted to their requirements and fine tune the support needed throughout the registration, evaluation and authorisation phases of REACH.

Our service covers:

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ReachCentrum ramps up activities for new phase of the authorisation process

A manufacturer's consortium to prepare the Applications for Authorisation for Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, also known as DEHP(EC 204-211-0), has been in operation since April 2011. David Buszard, consortium manager for the DEHP Authorisation Task Force, said: "During the first registration phase, ReachCentrum proved its expertise and efficiency in managing the Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate consortium. Setting up the Authorisation Task Force for Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate with ReachCentrum was a natural progression".
In addition to the DEHP group, another authorisation consortium has very recently been set up as an initiative of downstream users, for Hexabromocyclododecane or HBCD (EC 221-695-9) for the use as a flame retardant in expanded insulation foam boards (EPS).
Founding members of HBCD consortium were already active within Plastics Europe and for compliance reasons decided to look for an independent secretariat and technical service provider. They selected ReachCentrum because “it offered a package solution of professional project management with a technical service provider already knowledgeable about HBCD and the REACH authorisation process”, noted Stephen Long of Ineos Styrenics, the lead company in the consortium.

Leo Appelman, managing director of ReachCentrum, explained: “Companies whose substances are affected by the substances for authorisation should organise themselves as early as possible to be prepared for the work that will follow.
“The aim of our support is first trying to use the synergy between potential applicants as much as possible, for which consortia form an ideal basis. If a company finds itself alone, they must look for the right support early in the process to make sure your application for authorisation is robust and can be submitted on time”.

ReachCentrum partners with ERM
To reinforce its existing support service offered to industry, ReachCentrum signed in July a partnership agreement with Environmental Resources Management (ERM), the global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services. The agreement aims to develop a high quality one-stop-shop for service to support chemical industry preparations for authorisation applications including risk assessment, analysis of alternatives (AoA), the development of Socio-Economic Analysis (SEA), and preparation of authorisation dossiers in IUCLID5. Leo Appelman adds “in case of authorisation application, companies should be able to present robust scientific evidence balanced with socio economic arguments”.

Moreover, ReachCentrum has recently launched a series of REACH Authorisation learning events, offered together in a promotional “bundle”. The initiative comprises a series of eight learning webinars packaged together to create a comprehensive, distance learning-based, support package for industry and potential authorisation applicants. The programme also covers the practical aspects of how to prepare each part of the authorisation dossier.

Note to editors:

ReachCentrum is the professional services body established by Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, which has been designed to help companies all through the value chain to fulfil the REACH requirements. 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 and non-EU chemical manufacturing companies.

For further information:
Francesca Furlan: [email protected]  Tel.: +32.2.6767425
Pay a visit to the ReachCentrum website at: www.reachcentrum.eu

Dr. Rudolf Wilden: [email protected]  Tel.: +49.6102.206247