REACH Substance Identity

Posts tagged ‘our approach’

REACH Substance Identity

May 15th, 2018

The final REACH deadline has passed, but substance identity is still important. Have you: Included more than one hazard profile under a single Registration? Registered an organic salt? Ignored impurities? Registered a UVCB and/or naturally-derived substance? Presented limited evidence for your composition and sameness within the SIEF? If you answer yes... read more »

PFA Looking Forward to 2017

December 21st, 2016

2016 has been a year in which political change in Europe has been signposted but has not yet arrived fully. There will be negotiations about “Brexit”, pressures on political institutions and systems previously seen as unchanging, and we can expect to see concerns about... read more »

Environmental assessment of ‘upstream’ sites – an opportunity to co-ordinate

September 5th, 2016

REACH takes a generic approach to exposure assessment, working on a substance-by-substance basis. A precautionary approach is intrinsic to the methodology, meaning that refinement or control are often necessary.Industry associations for different chemicals sectors have been active in preparing SPERCs. These are still intended... read more »

New Year 2015 and REACH-Related Forecasts

January 7th, 2015

In the year 2015 it will be important for smaller companies to commit to action for the 2018 REACH deadline for substances up to 100 tonnes per year (phase 3).  Testing to support phase 1 and phase 2 registrations is still in full swing,... read more »

REACH impact business survey

April 1st, 2014

A survey of the impact of REACH on business has been conducted by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Nearly 200 businesses were included in the survey of the industry views and experiences of the REACH registrations completed in 2010... read more »

Downstream Users, exposure scenarios and scaling

March 10th, 2014

Many downstream users (DUs) utilize chemicals classified as hazardous under REACH legislation. It is the responsibility of the supplier to provide DUs with extended safety data sheets (eSDSs), which include exposure scenarios. Information is provided about the life cycle of the substance, and the... read more »

ECHA Enforcement Forum Findings: 67% of Companies Fail to Comply with REACH

November 7th, 2013

ECHA’s Enforcement Forum, the body coordinating good practice in the European Community on the enforcement of the REACH regulation, has published the final report of its second enforcement project. The report finds that of the 1181 companies inspected across 27 member states and two EEA countries, the... read more »

PFA poster presented at SETAC Europe Conference 2013

July 18th, 2013

The Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe Conference held in May at Glasgow, allowed us to present a poster on "novel predictive methods for the environmental properties of alkanes." Our poster is available to view as a pdf here. As ever, the conference... read more »

The dangers of omitting exposure assessment from REACH submissions

April 28th, 2013

Many registrants have made the interpretation that in REACH, if a registered substance is not classified on the basis of available data, then exposure assessment and risk characterisation are not required (even at high tonnage). In our opinion, this position is not often a... read more »

Welcome to our new website

December 19th, 2012

Hello and welcome to PFA's updated website! We do not like to stand still on anything, including this site. We want to make it a place you will want to come back to. Over the last few years we have expanded from a small group of... read more »