During 2006, the first version of Regulation 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) was issued. This regulation imposes very strict rules and quantitative/qualitative limits on all chemicals that are placed in the European Community. Each commercial entity that places chemicals in Europe, is for the first time compelled by this regulation to submit toxicological and eco-toxicological classification of its products, by providing data according to well defined European protocols.
Two years later, in 2008, the Regulation 1272/2008 on Classification, Labeling and Packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) was issued. This regulation substantially revises the classification criteria, and the method of hazards communication along the production chain, forcing the manufacturer to comply with well-defined timelines.
A first reading of these regulations shows clearly that the commitment that these regulations require, both economically and in terms of human resources, must not be underestimated and it is necessary for immediate action has to be taken, to ensure full compliance with the regulations within the 2018 timeframe (the final date of entry into force of REACH),
For this reason, Cromatos together with Chimica Tessile, joined a group of companies working in the same field, to create Reach&Colours; a company established to collect and manage the needs of these companies in terms of compliance with REACH and CLP.
The choice of Reach&Colours will prove successful over time: in fact, the company became a leader in the management of the SIEF for the three European REACH consortia on Organic Dyes, and carries out on time all the registration procedures for Cromatos, in order to respect 2018 deadline. Reach&Colours