REACH is the European regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. It came into effect on June 1st, 2007 for all European Union member states.
REACH’s objective is to streamline and improve the legislation on chemicals, while placing greater responsibility on industry as a whole to manage the environmental and health risks and provide appropriate safety information.
Companies manufacturing and/or importing chemical substances into the European Union and European Economic Area at an annual volume above one ton, have to register the substances at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), unless the substance is explicitly exempted from REACH. Producing or importing chemical substances will only be allowed if they have been pre-registered by a set deadline.
More detailed information on REACH regulations and implementation can be found on the following websites:
ECHA’s (European Chemicals Agency) official websites:
EU legislation on REACH:
The CEFIC’s (European Chemical Industry Council) website dedicated to REACH:
Eurometaux (European non ferrous metals association) REACH Gateway:
How we comply with the EU REACH regulations
Being absolutely committed to safer products and processes, we fully endorse the basic principles of the REACH regulation.
We have registered all of the higher volume substances we manufacture in or import into the EU by the 1 December 2010 deadline. We will register other substances by June 2013 or either June 2018 in accordance with the REACH timetable and requirements.
As part of our REACH implementation, we transfer relevant information to and from our customers, including use, exposure and risk management measures at both the customers’ and their downstream users’ facilities.
Nyrstar is an active member of several REACH consortia. They ensure consistency within the European non-ferrous metals industry regarding the practical implementation of the REACH requirements, information exchange and composition of the registration files.
REACH characteristics for Nyrstar products
For any other questions relating to REACH requirements for Nyrstar products, please contact us:
Environment Manager - Europe
Zinkstraat 1, B-2490 Balen, Belgium.
The information contained in this Nyrstar REACH section and the product overview tables are intended for general information purposes only. No representation or warranty is included or intended by Nyrstar for the completeness, accuracy or reliability of the information contained in this Nyrstar REACH section and the product overview tables. Nyrstar will not carry any financial responsibility of any consequences – direct or indirect, to the reader or third parties – which might occur as a result of the contents of this information. Information contained in the product overview table will be updated periodically and may change following that new or more accurate information becomes available.