With the European Union Regulation for the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) entering into force in 2007, the chemical industry within the EU (including Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) had to take on greater responsibility for the products which it manufactured, imported, and sold.
Potential hazards for humans and the environment during production, importation, processing and distribution of chemicals have to be assessed in a complex registration and evaluation process resulting, if necessary, in the implementation of new risk management measures.
The first steps in this process were completed in 2010 and 2013 with the registration of up to 7,400 substances. During this period knoell compiled more than 800 complete registration dossiers and worked on numerous sections of further dossiers. The last registration deadline of substances with a production or import volume between 1 tonne and 100 tonne is May 31st, 2018. Approximately 20,000 substances meet the criteria for this deadline.
Many other nations such as China, South Korea and Japan have – to some extent inspired by the EU REACH regulation – revised and adapted their procedures to recognise hazards to humans and the environment through chemical substances and are currently updating their national regulations.
Because of our many years of expertise in risk assessment of industrial chemicals and our global orientation, knoell is also perfectly positioned to provide a broad spectrum of services for chemical registration beyond Europe. Our pool of experts comprises more than 350 scientists from all kinds of disciplines and guarantees expert handling of all required tasks.
knoell also provides support in case of queries from authorities such as the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) regarding registration dossiers or discussions about the uses and subsequent evaluation of substances which, due to their hazard profile, are subject to the authorisation procedure.
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