On 1 June 2007 European Community put into place REACH program, the most restricting regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances and its aim is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. The REACH Regulation gives greater responsibility to industry to manage the risks from chemicals and to provide safety information on the substances.

Manufacturers and importers will be required to gather information on the properties of their chemical substances, which will allow their safe handling, and to register the information in a central database run by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki.

Maflon supports the underlying goals of REACH, which are consistent with our own commitment to promote the responsible manufacturing, use and handling of our products. Maflon has fully reviewed its current portfolio of products and set-up an internal team to manage the full implementation of REACH. This will include coordinating closely with our customers and suppliers to gather all of the required information on the products.
REACH provisions will be phased-in over 11 years being a very long process. Maflon will continue to keep its customer informed of its progress and appreciate every actor cooperation and support in successfully implementation of the REACH requirements. Companies can find explanations of REACH on the ECHA website, in particular in the guidance documents, and can contact national helpdesks.

Classification and Labelling
Chemical Abstract Service
European Chemical Industry Council
Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or Toxic (for reproduction)
Chemicals classified under Directive 67/548)
Chemical Safety Assessment
Chemical Safety Report
Scientific Committee on Toxicology, Ecotoxicology and Environment (CSTEE)
Derived No-Effect Level
Downstream Users
European Chemicals Bureau
JRC's European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods
List of substances compiled in 1981 that today are considered "existing substances"
European List of Notified Chemical Substances
European Medicines Agency
Endocrine disrupters
Substances of very high concern that mimic or inhibit the effects of hormones.
European Chemical Substance Information System
European Union System for the Evaluation of Substances
the UN's Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling
Good Laboratory Practice
High Production Volume Chemicals
International Agency for Research on Cancer
International Council of Chemical Associations
Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety
International Labour Organisation
in vitro-testing
Studies done with cell or tissue cultures
in vivo -testing
Studies done with live animals
International Uniform Chemical Information Database
International Union for Pure Applied Chemistry
Joint Research Centre
Life Cycle Assessment
Lowest observed Effect Level
Low Production Volume Chemicals
Margins of safety
MS Cas
Member States Competent Authorities
No-Longer Polymers
No observed adverse effect level
No observed effect concentration
No observed effect level
Online European Risk Assessment Tracking System
One Substance, One Registration
Oslo - Paris Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North East Atlantic
Persistent, Bio-accumulative and Toxic
Predicted environmental concentration
Prior Informed Consent (the Rotterdam Convention of Prior Informed Consent sets up a system to control international trade in certain hazardous substances.
Predicted No-Effect Concentration
large molecules consisting of repeated chemical units (monomers)
Persistent Organic Pollutants
Product and Process Oriented Research and Development
Risk Assessment
Risk Assessment Report
Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals
REACH Implementation Projects
Risk Management Measures
Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management
(Quantitative) Structure Activity Relationship
Safety Data Sheet - tool for information transfer for all dangerous substances
Socio-economic analysis
Screening Information Data Set
Substance Information Exchange Forum
Strategic Partnership on REACH Testing
Substance of Very High Concern
Technical Guidance Document
Toxic Substance Control Act
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
United Nations Environment Programme
Union des Industries de la Communauté Européenne
Substances of unknown variable composition, complex reaction products or biological materials
Very Persistent, Very Bio-accumulative
World Trade Organisation

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