REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of Chemicals. This came into force on 1st June 2007 and streamlines and improves the former legislative framework on chemical of the European Union (EU).
The main aims of REACH are to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, the promotion of alternative test methods, and the free circulation of substances on the internal market and enhancing competitiveness and innovation.
REACH makes industry responsible for assessing and managing the risks posed by chemicals and providing appropriate safety information to their users. In parallel, the European Union can take additional measures on highly dangerous substances, where there is a need for complementing action at EU level.
Spencer Bros takes our obligation under REACH very seriously and in 2012 we engaged the services of a REACH expert to assist us with the classification of our goods under this legislation and to ensure that the products we supply remain compliant. Please find detailed below our classifications:
Our Graphite has been pre-registered with the Consortium and we are taking steps to be fully registered in due course. Our pre-registration and ECHA numbers are detailed below:
Pre-Registration No: 17-2119947310-46-0000
CAS No: #7782-42-5, EC #231-955-3
Our Refractory products, which include our range of Ganister, Botting Clay, Fireclay & Rammings, are non-hazardous, naturally occurring and exempt under the scope of Annex V of the REACH regulation.