As you are aware the Registration Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH Regulations) are being introduced by the EU.
The majority of products purchased from SCP are imported from within the EU, but where we do import from outside the EU the quantities are under one tonne per annum and therefore exempt.
There is a phase-in period from June 1st – November 30th 2008 for manufacturers or importers to pre-register substances so that they can continue to be used.
Currently only one of our many suppliers has issued a listing for chemicals they intend to pre-register.
We are therfore unable to respond to any customer questionaires regarding specific chemicals.
We understand that the large volume products e.g acids and solvents will be pre-registered whilst a very small volume of chemicals will fall within the expemption clause.
Once the pre-registered period has passed we will be asked by suppliers to collect data from our customers so we can supply the uses to which their products are put and at that point we will be in contact with you.
If you require further information to clarify the situation the following websites should give all the current information.