What is REACH?
REACH (Regulation (EC) 1907/2006) is European Union legislation that deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. It entered into force on 1 June 2007. The aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the properties of chemical substances.
REACH gives greater responsibility to the industry to manage the risks from products and to provide safety information on substances. Manufacturers and importers are required to submit information on the properties of their chemical substances to a central database run by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki.
CBMM and REACH
As an importer, CBMM Europe BV registered all its imported substances covering all their potential uses in Europe with ECHA before 1 December 2010, allowing the Company to continue supplying its customers.
CBMM Europe BV is the Substance Information Exchange Forum (SIEF) Formation Facilitator (SFF) and Lead Registrant (LR) for niobium metal and niobium pentoxide. More information about these substances and SIEF decisions can be found at the REACH-IT webpage.
Safety Data Sheets updated according to REACH and CLP (Classification, Labeling and Packaging) regulations are offered by CBMM for its products. This information is provided to ensure the safe handling and use of the Company's products.
Additional information on REACH can be found at the following institutional websites:
European Chemicals Agency
European Chemical Substances Information System
Meanwhile, if you have questions regarding the registration of CBMM products and REACH, please contact CBMM Europe BV via email or at +31 (0) 20-881-3140.