REACH Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and restriction of Chemicals

REACH is a significant regulation in the European Legislation. The acronym of this regulation stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and restriction of Chemicals, and aims to place greater responsibility on the use of chemical substances, guaranteed by toxicological and environmental studies..

December 1, 2008 was the deadline date of a six month period within which the PRE-REGISTRATION needs to be performed in order to gain benefits from the transitional period in relation to the quantities and hazards of substances, allowed to be manufactured/imported until the actual registration.

Europolish S.r.l. has pre-registered all substances manufactured or imported in the European Union.

In particular, manufactured substances have been pre-registered, substances imported in the same state and within preparations, the monomers of the imported polymers and all monomers used in the production of the polymers, thus covering all the products marketed by Europolish S.r.l..

The pre-registration numbers will not be disclosed as they have no legal value within the regulation: however, please be assured that Europolish S.r.l. is operating and will continue to operate in accordance with the requirements of REACH.

On October 28, 2008 the “Candidate List” was published on ECHA’s website for the first time. This List now (update June 2014) identifies 155 substances that are regarded as substance of very high concern (SVHC).

Companies have legal obligations and duties as a result of the inclusion of substances identified in the “Candidate List” from the date of inclusion in relation to the substances mentioned, the preparations and the articles.

Considering the current “Candidate List”, no chemical substances, manufactured or imported from Europolish S.r.l. are mentioned in the list, and as a result no legal obligations or actions need to be undertaken neither by our company nor by our clients.

We work with different organizations in order to develop standard exposure scenarios that contemplate the possible uses of our substances within your business activities, nevertheless presently there are no clear definitions and parameters for the inclusion of such uses in the exposure scenarios and in the safety data sheets.

At the moment, any request or declaration concerning the identified uses may not be taken into consideration as there is no official definition regarding these uses, and in any case, we have already started the actual registration process with the formation of the pre-SIEF and the SIEF.

In conclusion:

  • The substances included in our product portfolio have all been pre-registered
  • The pre-registration numbers will not be disclosed;
  • No chemical substance mentioned in the “Candidate List” of the SVHC is present in our products;
  • We will shortly undertake the registration process within the SIEF and we will request information relating to the various exposure scenarios.

We will continuously dedicate our resources to ensure a complete implementation of REACH and in particular to continue to provide you with the products you are currently buying.

For any further queries or clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact us at the following e-mail address