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REACH REGULATION

Ensure safe use of chemicals through REACH regulation

What is REACH?

Chemical substances can pose a threat to health, safety and the environment when they are not handled properly. REACH is an European Union regulation covering most consumer products, requiring companies to report on chemicals used throughout the supply chain and in their products. REACH stands for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals.

REACH is broad in scope and affects the whole supply chain including companies based outside the EU. Compliance with REACH requires strategic planning as it asks industry to account for compliance throughout the supply chain. Comprehensive testing is a way to demonstrate compliance.

TÜV SÜD provides testing services to companies in obtaining the Chemical Safety Assessment, the Chemical safety Report, the Safety Data Sheet and the Technical Dossier to meet the requirements of the REACH regulation.

Why is REACH compliance important?

The use of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) for specific purposes needs to be authorised regardless of the quantities supplied. SVHCs include substances classified as:

  • CMRs (Carcinogens, Mutagens and substances toxic to the Reproductive system)
  • PBTs (Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic)
  • vPvBs (very Persistent and very Bioaccumulative)
  • Substances, identified from scientific evidence as causing probable serious effects to human health or environment and equivalent to PBTs or vPvBs.
 

TÜV SÜD SERVICES

TÜV SÜD PSB partners with companies to meet the requirements of the REACH regulation. The testing services include: 

  • Physio – chemical properties testing
  • Toxicological study
    • Skin sensitization and irritation
    • Genotoxicity
    • Acute toxicity (oral, dermal and inhalation)
    • Repeated dose toxicity (oral and dermal)
    • Sub-chronic toxicity (oral and dermal)
    • Reproductive toxicity
  • Eco-toxicological study
    • Short/long term aquatic toxicity
    • Ready biodegradability
    • Hydrolysis as a function of pH
  • Registration services
    • Managing pre-registration
    • Submission of pre-registration dossiers
    • Preparation of SDSs
    • Preparation of CSRs
    • Acting as third party representative or only representative of non-EU manufacturer
    • Preparation of registration dossiers

TÜV SÜD ARE IMPARTIAL EXPERTS IN TESTING AND CERTIFICATION

TÜV SÜD can help your company navigate the complexity of REACH, correctly identify your obligations, and provide services and solutions to help you meet those obligations.

Our comprehensive services include a full range of registration support such as:

  • Registration dossier preparation
  • Chemical safety report preparation and GHS/CLP-related services
  • Chemical testing (restricted substances, substances of very high concern (SVHC)
  • Training (in-house training and supplier training)

TÜV SÜD LEADS YOU THROUGH THE COMPLEXITY OF REACH COMPLIANCE

REACH applies to different kinds of consumer product companies. This means compliance must be tailored to your needs. 
Our experts help clients develop a strategic approach to REACH compliance, which includes:

  • Registration: Manufacturers and importers must register any chemical that reaches the one tonne/year threshold
  • Restriction: Each restricted substance has different conditions and scopes of restriction
  • Authorisation: Authorisation aims to eliminate or effectively control risks from chemicals that are particularly harmful to the human health or the environment.
  • Support: Our experts are located in all your key markets

BENEFITS AT A GLANCE

  • Reduce your business risks by meeting regulatory requirements and standards.
  • Increase quality and safety of your products and processes.
  • Save time and costs as we provide you with a one-stop testing and certification service.
  • Leverage on our global accreditations.
  • Leverage on our state of the art laboratories with comprehensive testing equipment and professional expertise.
  • Increase customer confidence in your product when your product goes through independent testing.
  • Shorten your time-to-market and increase market access when you meet regulatory requirements and standards

ACCREDITATION AND RECOGNITION

TÜV SÜD laboratories are accredited under the Singapore Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (SAC-SINGLAS). TÜV SÜD’s reports and certificates are widely accepted around the world.

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