REACH

EDANA provides its members in the nonwovens and related industries with support and guidance on the regulations for the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals, commonly known as ‘REACH’. Due to its complexity, the industry may be subject to new challenges as requirements come into place, however EDANA believes that there will be many opportunities that the nonwovens industry can use to highlight the close cooperation between suppliers and converters, and provide additional information to customers and external stakeholders.

Across the entire supply chain and throughout all product categories, the nonwovens industry takes its responsibilities seriously, providing high quality products which comply with and often exceed legislative requirements.

The EDANA REACH Portal is the latest in a number of services initiated and managed by EDANA to anticipate and meet its members’ needs. The site offers all the information companies need in one place, from Documentation, Frequently Asked Questions, a calendar of Upcoming Events, Website Links and contact points for National Helpdesks.

The REACH portal (certain sections of which are supported by the expertise of Brussels-based law firm) explains the REACH process and provides tools, guidance and online assistance to help the nonwovens industry better understand and implement REACH.

As much of the information has been developed by our members, for their use, the site is restricted to EDANA members only. To find out more about becoming a member, please contact Abby Bailey.

REACH (the Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) entered into force on 1st June 2007. The Regulation, which aims to streamline and improve the former European Union (EU) legislative framework on chemicals, places greater responsibility on industry management of any potential risks that chemicals may pose to health and the environment. REACH applies to all chemicals, as well as users of chemicals and thus the legislation virtually affects all industries doing business in Europe, including the nonwovens industry.

EDANA is pleased to make the following documents available for public use in communicating with suppliers.

Usage Descriptors

For a full list of documents for the nonwovens and related industries, please refer to the EDANA REACH Portal (Members Only Portal)

For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact EDANA at the dedicated email address: reachsupport@edana.org.
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