Optimal safety and full REACH and CLP compliance
The European Union (EU) Regulation No. 1907/2006 (“REACH”) requires the registration, evaluation and authorization of all hazardous chemical substances, while the EU’s CLP regulation (EEC/1272/2008) governs the classification, labelling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures. Both REACH and CLP require the compilation and submission of a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), which is divided into 16 sections. Section 2 (hazard identification), section 5 (fire fighting measures), section 9 (physical and chemical properties) and sections 14 and 15 (transportation and regulatory information) all require physico-chemical data for compliance and risk evaluation. This applies to substances that are produced within the EU or imported into the EU in volumes above one ton per annum. Once a registrant has completed the SDS and registration dossier, they submit the documents to the European Chemical Agency, ECHA.
We are keen to guide you through this highly complex reporting process, helping you achieve compliance efficiently and effectively. Our REACH/CLP services are comprehensive, ranging from data gathering to report preparation and submission. Backed by laboratories outfitted to handle powders, liquids and gases, and even substances that are classified, toxic, highly active, controlled or explosive, our team conducts all necessary testing thoroughly and methodically.
Our particular strength is rooted in our expert staff, internationally renowned in their respective fields and experienced in cooperating with regulatory authorities, giving advice on test programs and providing guidance on the interpretation of data. Our accreditations reflect this: we are a REACH Only Representative (OR) for non-EU manufacturers and our laboratories have been certified for Good Laboratory Practice (GLP). We are thus specially positioned to ensure that test data are dependable and acceptable to ECHA. Further advantages to working with us include rapid turnaround and fast track service on request. Indeed, maintaining solid customer orientation is central to who we are, and tailor-made solutions are our strength.
Comprehensive REACH and CLP testing services and solutions
Our REACH and CLP testing services begin with analysis, defining which substances have to be registered under REACH, optimizing the structure of the report and defining its timeframe of applicability. The next step involves identifying what data must be provided and collecting that information from lab tests and other sources. We then prepare the report by entering the company-specific and substance-specific data and information in the ECHA-approved International Uniform Chemical Information Database (IUCLID6). This is a software application to capture, store, maintain and exchange data on intrinsic and hazardous properties of chemical substances. Finally, we submit the report to ECHA via the REACH-IT (REACH Information Technology) system.
For REACH and CLP compliance, laboratory testing is often required to determine a range of physico-chemical properties. We analyse substances in our laboratories to determine a range of characteristics, including:
- Melting / Freezing point
- Boiling Point
- Relative density
- Vapour pressure
- Surface tension
- Water solubility
- Partition coefficient
- Flash point
- Flammability of solids
- Flammability of gases
- Flammability in contact with water
- Flammability in contact with air
- Explosive properties (including waiver statements)
- Liquid auto-flammability
- Solid auto-flammability (relative autoignition temperature)
- Oxidising properties (including waiver statements)
- Dissociation Constants in Water