Regulatory affairs

Synthomer’s commitment to full compliance with chemicals legislation

Synthomer’s Regulatory Affairs team uses a mix of scientific, legal and corporate awareness to ensure the Company’s products are developed and manufactured in line with industry and government standards. The team is committed to ensuring our products are all compliant before they are allowed to enter the marketplace. To do this, they work with Synthomer’s business units, production sites and R&D centres to ensure full compliance. In addition the Regulatory Affairs team is active in several industry and market based groups to ensure that Synthomer remains one step ahead of legislation changes that may impact customers and our business.

REACH compliance

Synthomer is committed to achieving full compliance with the REACH requirements. We believe that REACH provides Synthomer with the opportunity to add to our excellent record of regulatory compliance and Responsible Care®, and that working closely with our suppliers and customers is key to ensuring compliance.

Synthomer has taken all necessary steps to ensure that REACH has become an integral part of our ongoing business throughout pre-registration, the three transitional phase-in registration deadlines, and beyond. We make sure that our REACH activities are fully in line with the Cefic guidelines.

The vast majority of our products fall within the Polymer Exemption and, aside from ensuring that the individual substances contained in the mixture are registered in their own right for the required use, most of our products therefore require little further assessment to comply with the current REACH legislation. We do however review our full product portfolio to identify products that do not meet the Polymer Exemption criteria so that appropriate action can be taken for those materials.

Your partner for safe materials handling

The Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures legislation (CLP) aims to implement the United Nations’ Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) within the EU. CLP legislation replaced the Dangerous Substances Directive (67/548/EEC) and the Dangerous Preparations Directive (1999/45/EC) and will amend REACH (EC) No.1907/2006.

Synthomer is committed to achieving full compliance with the CLP requirements in close cooperation with our suppliers and customers. We have established a CLP project team to ensure that the duties under the CLP Regulation and the deadlines that apply to Synthomer under the transitional periods of CLP are clearly understood and adhered to.

The vast majority of Synthomer products fall under the definition of mixtures and, as such, the majority of our actions were scheduled to meet the 2015 deadline. Where Synthomer has an obligation to report certain substances to the Classification and Labelling (C&L) Inventory, these will be met.

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REACH Brochure English PDF
REACH Registration Deadlines English PDF
REACH Registration Numbers English PDF
REACH Statement English PDF
Synthomer Uses Document English PDF
Updated List of Candidate List Substances - Published by ECHA English PDF

Contact Synthomer today for more information

For any further enquiries about Synthomer’s REACH activities, simply email: reach@synthomer.com.
For further information about Synthomer’s CLP activities, simply email: regulatoryaffairs@synthomer.com.

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