What is REACH Compliance?

REACH Compliance Definition

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) compliance deals with the regulations that were created to improve the environment and protect human health. REACH addresses the risks associated with chemicals and promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances.


What is the difference between RoHS and REACH compliance?

REACH restricts the use of 224 chemical substances and applies to nearly all products, whereas RoHS restricts the use of 10 hazardous substances above certain levels and applies solely to electronics and electrical equipment. Companies that manufacture, distribute, or import more than one ton of substances per year must apply for authorization of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to demonstrate compliance with REACH. They are also prohibited from using substances that are on the restricted list. To comply with RoHS, products must be tested for the ten restricted substances to verify that they are within acceptable limits. Subsequently, companies must obtain a CE Mark and keep a technical file for ten years after the product is placed on the market.

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What is reach certificate of compliance?

REACH certificate of compliance is a report or statement which certifies that a product complies with the REACH regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Union. It is typically issued by a third-party testing agency.

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Is reach compliance mandatory?

REACH compliance is mandatory for companies that manufacture and sell parts or products within the EU that contain chemical substances. Companies that manufacture, distribute, or import more than one ton of chemical substances per year must apply for authorization to use Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). They are also restricted from using substances on the restricted list.

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