REACH

 

Kansai Altan REACH

REACH regulation (EC) no 1907/2006 has brought new obligations to companies, who export directly or supply to exporters into the European Economic Area (27 EU States + 3 EEA EFTA States). We think this regulation is important as it contributes to protection of human health and environment, while it relies on non-animal testing methods whenever available.

The REACH System has a direct impact on Turkish chemical exports to the EU. Before exporting chemical substances from Turkey to the EU, Turkish exporters must register the substances they intend to export with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) as required by the REACH System.

Pre-registration of the substances we currently export are already completed by our Only Representative, Reach Global Services (RGS). Registration responsibility lies with our suppliers and is being tracked by us.

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How are products defined under REACH?

  • Vehicles, spare parts, drums, generators, bolts, electrical home appliances, furniture etc. are examples of goods defined as “article”.
  • On the other hand, the coating materials supplied by our company (paint, thinner, clear coat etc.) are defined as “preparation” under REACH.


 

What are the responsibilities of our customers under REACH?

 

I. CUSTOMERS LOCATED IN EU and EEA-EFTA STATES
The conformity of products to the REACH regulation, which we export to the EU countries, is followed by our Only Representative RGS.
 

Important! Our customers who are located in the relevant countries should sign the "Only Representative" recognition letter in the link and send it to the declared e-mail addresses.


II. CUSTOMERS WHO EXPORT ARTICLES TO the EU and EEA-EFTA AREA
Under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions, articles are not required to be registered, unless there is an intended release of substances from the articles. Our products do not contain substances intended to be released.

As the paints and organic coatings applied on articles are classified as polymeric materials, they are exempt from pre-registration and registration.

Nevertheless, if you are producing articles and exporting to the EU and EEA-EFTA area, then you may have some responsibilities under REACH. You will be responsible for informing public authorities and end users if the article contains substances of very high concern (SVHC) over the specified limits. You may find required information regarding the circumstances in which this sort of disclosure will be necessary, in the guides below.

TR: http://reach.immib.org.tr/web/dokumanlar/Esyaozetrehber.doc
EN: http://guidance.echa.europa.eu/docs/guidance_document/nutshell_guidance_articles2.pdf

Important !  To find out whether the coating materials you purchase from us contain substances of very high concern (SVHC) or not, please contact us via e-mail: alev.senol(at)kansaialtan.com.tr

 

III. CUSTOMERS WHO EXPORT PREPARATIONS TO the EU and EEA-EFTA AREA
Coating materials in the liquid state are defined as “preparations” under REACH. When exporting preparations to the EU and EEA-EFTA area is the importer’s responsibility to meet the obligations of REACH.

However, based on commercial agreements, importers may ask the non-EU manufacturers to assign an Only Representative, located in the EU and have the Only Representative undertake the responsibilities of REACH.

Important ! If the importer does not accept its liabilities, please refer to us in order to have the conformity of concerned contents checked with respect to the REACH regulation. alev.senol(at)kansaialtan.com.tr