"Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals"

Objective of REACH is the improvement of the protection of the human health and the environment.

Therefore the valid dual system of old substance, not tested so far (substances, before 1981 on the market) and new materials, becomes by a uniform registration procedure harmonized.

REACH represents the reversal of the burden of proof for the industry, whether a substance is safe. This responsibility effects the handling of risks by chemicals and the supply of safety information.

Manufacturer, importers and users (Downstream User: Companies, which buy or use materials in the European market), which produce or import materials in a quantity of > 1 t per year, must guarantee on the basis of the registration via REACH that they manufacture only materials, bring to market or use, which corresponds to REACH.

Without this registration a further use or marketing is forbidden.