REACh is a new European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemical substances. REACh is administered by the European Chemical Agency (EChA).
Boedeker Plastics, Inc. is fully aware of the requirements of REACh, the new European Union (EU) Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals and the dates by which various activities must be implemented. It is our intention to assist our customers and suppliers in full compliance with the legal requirements of REACh.
Boedeker Plastics, Inc. is a United States based distributor (reseller) of plastic materials in sheet, rod, tube, and a producer of machined parts forms only. No formulating, compounding, mixing, production, melting, or other chemical change of plastic materials is performed by our company. As such, Boedeker Plastics, Inc. is classified as a distributor and a downstream user under the REACh definitions and therefore we are not required to pre-register or register any products or formulations.
It is our intention to:
- Identify all substances within the products we sell, to the best of our ability, and encourage our suppliers (manufacturers or distributors) to pre-register these substances with the ECHA and/or the proper EU authorities as required by REACh.
- Communicate sufficient information to relevant stakeholders in order to provide information on identified uses of the products we sell within the meaning of REACH.
- Follow instructions on Safety Data Sheets and information provided on exposure scenarios.
- Provide our customers with information regarding hazards, risks and safe conditions of use of the products we sell via the manufacturers’ Material Safety Data Sheets.
Based upon information provided to us by our upstream suppliers and to the best of our ability, we hereby certify that the plastic materials we provide to our customers do not contain any of the REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC-84), according to the Candidate list published by ECHA (European Chemical Agency) and updated in December 2013.
If you have additional questions concerning Boedeker Plastics’ position on REACh compliance, or any of the plastic materials that you purchase from our company, please contact us by phone at 361-594-2941 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 13, 2014
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Related REACh Links
REACh (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances) [EC 1907/2006]
EC "REACh Me" Information Flyer
EC "REACh in Brief" Documentation (19 pgs)
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) REACh Information Website