REACH is the chemicals regulation for the European Economic Area (EEA) which includes the European Union (EU), Norway, Island and Liechtenstein. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals and came into force on June 1st, 2007. It applies fully in each member state and does not need to be transposed into national law. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki is responsible for the REACH process.
REACH applies to all chemical substances produced in or imported into the European Union. Any substance produced or imported in a quantity exceeding 1 metric ton per annum (tpa) must be registered.
All cyanides produced by CyPlus in Europe are REACH registered. This entails the preparation of a Chemical Safety Assessment and a Chemical Safety Report, which includes all known uses of cyanides. Information from this Chemical Safety Report is made available to the downstream user in compact form as an extended Safety Data Sheet (eSDS).
All downstream users of CyPlus products must inform us of any applications that are not covered by the Chemical Safety Report. If this requirement is not met, then an individual Chemical Safety Report must be created by the downstream user, otherwise the usage for this application must cease.
Comparable regulations for the registration of chemicals outside the EU are observed and pursued as far as this is necessary to secure our business relationships. Please contact us in the case of questions.