REACH- Nanomaterials

REACH is the EU legislation applicable to the manufacture, placing on the market and use of substances on their own, in preparations or in articles. Nanomaterials are covered by the definition of a “substance” in REACH. Recently, the Commission adopted Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1881 to modify REACH Annexes I, III and VI-XII, introducing nano-specific clarifications and new provisions in the chemical safety assessment (Annex I), registration information requirements (Annex III and VI-XI) and downstream user obligations (Annex XII). The proposed amendments that will enter into mandatory application by 1/1/2020 for the new as well as the existing registrations will significantly clarify REACH registration requirements with regard to nanomaterials. For more information contact us: