REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) is the new EU legislation for the chemical industry. REACH is applicable across the whole industry chain and will be phased-in over 11 years. Effective June 2007, REACH replaces all EU legislation relating to chemical substances.

With REACH, the European Community aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment through better identification of chemical substances. REACH gives greater responsibility to industry to manage chemical risks and related safety and handling information. REACH provisions will be phased-in over 11 years.

As global specialty chemical science company, SACHEM fully supports REACH objectives. On the following pages, we hope to provide helpful information to you concerning REACH regulatory requirements and what SACHEM is doing in response to REACH.

SACHEM Europe B.V. is SACHEM’s representative for all REACH related information. For questions regarding REACH and SACHEM, please contact us at


1. Please be informed that, effective December 1, 2010, the implementation of the harmonized global label system (GHS/CLP) will affect datasheets and product labels of products you receive from SACHEM. Click here for more information and our official notification letter.

2. In compliance with REACH, SACHEM Europe BV has been appointed the Only Representative (OR) for SACHEM’s production sites outside the European Union (EU). SACHEM Europe BV will assume all responsibilities and meet all obligations related to pre-registration and have the intention to complete in due time before the relevant deadline the registration for the substances, which are imported in the European Union (EU) by your company. What does this mean for you? Please click here to download the OR announcement letter.

3. The registration of substances under the REACH Regulation (EC 1907/2006) requires the identification and exchange of end-use information between supplier and their downstream users. We thank all involved in providing and collecting usage related correspondence provided.