REACH blog posts

06 December, 2018

ECHA decision letters - all you need to know

By Naheed Rehman

The last REACH deadline was in May 2018 and brought to a close the period of active information gathering on the safety of chemical products marketed in the EU/EEA. It has resulted in a massive database of safety information on a wide range of substances, and heralds an exciting new phase of evolution in scientific and regulatory thinking. So, with the data in, the decision letters start to roll out.

+ Read more
 

21 November, 2018

How to avoid obstacles with REACH Annexes VII-X

By Dr. David Howes

The standard information requirements for a substance outline the minimum data needed as part of a REACH registration dossier. The data describes the physicochemical, toxicological, environmental fate and ecotoxicological properties of the substance on which ECHA can make a decision regarding the safety of the substance. Data requirements vary with the amount of substance used, with additional, more complex information required as you manufacture or import more of your substance into the EU/EEA

+ Read more
 

26 October, 2018

Envigo Science and Technology week 2018 - helping build a healthier and safer world

By Carey Rooks

Recently Envigo held its first Science and Technology Week, across some of our key locations. We spoke to our President of EMEA Operations Lizanne Muller about this positive new program. Lizanne is based at our Huntingdon facility. She said: “Science and Technology Week was developed to celebrate the work that takes place across our organization every day. It was wonderful to see so many people sharing their passion for the work they do.” During the week we also invited our suppliers to join in our celebrations and discuss our ongoing partnerships.

+ Read more
 

07 September, 2018

Safety first: your guide to the Toxic Substances Control Act

By Naheed Rehman

Every government is keen to ensure that the chemicals produced, manufactured and used within their countries are safe for consumers and used appropriately.  The ‘Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act’ was signed by President Obama on June 22, 2016.  It is in effect now for new and existing chemicals and is the United States’ main chemical management law. Find out here.

+ Read more
 

20 March, 2018

Brexit and REACH: what will the future hold?

By Naheed Rehman

It’s hard to avoid the topic of Brexit. It pervades almost everything we do both professionally and personally. In this post, we explore the uncertainties Brexit presents and how much energy is being spent in speculation about, as well as planning for, multiple possible outcomes.

+ Read more
 

10 October, 2017

The toxic substances control act (TSCA): one year on

By Naheed Rehman

Chemist testing laboratory chemicalsOn 22 June 2016, the ‘Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act’ became law in the USA. This act amended the ‘Toxic Substances Control Act’ (TSCA), which is the primary US chemicals management law. One year on, on 22 June 2017,2 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fulfilled its statutory duty by issuing additional rules and guidance. But what will the new TSCA achieve and how will it impact chemical producers and importers? Read on to find out more.

+ Read more
 

04 July, 2017

Life beyond 2018 - navigate through the hurdles

By Chris Cordon

In a turbulent world, where the geopolitical order is in transition, the one thing you can rely on is the constancy of the May 2018 REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) deadline. Yes, Thursday 31 May 2018 was the deadline for registering existing substances used in low volumes (one to 100 tonnes per year) in the EU. Although this marks the formal finish of dossier generation for existing substances, it is by no means the end of the process. Read on to find out about the hurdles you’ll meet on the road post-REACH submission.

+ Read more