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What is REACH? 

REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. It came into force on 1st June 2007 and replaced a number of European Directives and Regulations with a single system.


REACH has several aims:

To provide a high level of protection of human health and the environment from the use of chemicals

To make the people who place chemicals on the market (manufacturers and importers responsible for understanding and managing the risks associated with their use.)

To allow the free movement of substances on the EU market.

To enhance innovation in and the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry.

To promote the use of alternative methods for the assessment of the hazardous properties of substances e.g. quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR) and read across

Potters Europe supports the underlying goals of REACH, which are consistent with our own commitment to promote the responsible production, use and handling of the products we make.

Potters Europe has a REACH Implementation leader in place. We are committed to supporting our customers during the introduction of REACH to ensure as smooth a transition as possible to the new system.It is our intention to assure the substances in our products fully comply with REACH either by the actions of our suppliers or us.

For further questions or to obtain copy of our REACH compliance statements please contact:

Ms Tanja Nemnich
Tel: +49 63 52 7044 30


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