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REACH – ATMOSA

ATMOSA operates in account with Article 20(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (“the REACH Regulation”).                

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has concluded the completeness check of ATMOSA registration for Phthalic anhydride. This registration by ATMOSA Petrochemie includes:

A substance in quantities over 1000 tonnes/year

The registration number: 01-2119457017-41-0019

The registration date for this registration: 26/11/2010

What exactly is REACH?

The REACH regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and restriction of CHemicals) was adopted on 18 December 2006 by the council of the European Union and entered into force on 1 June 2007. Over a period of 11 years it has been aiming to set up a registration system for chemical substances manufactured or imported in the European Union (at least one ton per year per substance).

There are three phases in the REACH process:

The European Union created an agency responsible for the technical and administrative aspects of this system – the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), based in Helsinki (Finland).

In addition to REACH, there is the CLP regulation (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) related to the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures. The latter regulation is based on the GHS classification system.