REACH

“The REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) regulation came into force on 1 June 2007, and it’s important that all manufacturers, importers and downstream users of chemicals are prepared, and fully aware of the impact this new legislation has on their business.”

At Basildon Chemicals we have been working over the past four years to ensure that all our responsibilities have been fulfilled with regards to the regulation. To learn more about how Basildon is ready for REACH, contact our REACH team directly or see below for more details. Alternatively, to learn more about the legislation, click the logo on the right to link to REACH Ready’s site.

 

REACH and SVHCs

At Basildon we keep up to date with all REACH developments including updates to the candidate list of ‘Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)’. Our products do not contain any SVHCs on the candidate list for Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation.

REACH “Use Descriptors”

Basildon Chemical Co., Ltd. has notified our suppliers with the following use descriptors for the component substances in our products.

As a customer, if your use is not covered by these descriptors please contact us to discuss.

Basildon Chemical Co Ltd – REACH Use Descriptors for inclusion in Manufacturers Registration Dossiers for Substances

 

Sectors of use [SU]

SU 1                         Agriculture, Forestry, fishery
SU 2                        Mining
SU 3                        Industrial Manufacturing (all)
SU 4                        Manufacture of food products
SU 5                        Manufacture of textiles, leather and fur
SU 6                        Manufacture of pulp, paper and products
SU 8                        Manufacture of bulk, large scale chemicals
SU 10                       Formulation [mixing] of preparations and/or repackaging
SU 12                       Manufacture of plastics products
SU 17                       General manufacturing
SU 19                       Building and construction work
SU 21                       Private households
SU 22                       Public domain
SU 23                       Recycling

 

Types of preparations [PC]

PC0                         Other products
PC1                         Adhesives, Sealants
PC3                         Air care products
PC4                         Anti-Freeze and De-icing products
PC5                         Artists Supply and Hobby Preparations
PC6                         Automotive care products
PC8                         Biocidal Products
PC9                         Coatings and paints
PC10                        Building and construction preparations not covered elsewhere
PC13                        Fuels
PC14                        Metal surface treatment products
PC15                        Non metal surface treatment products
PC16                        Heat transfer fluids
PC17                        Hydraulic fluids
PC18                        Inks and toners
PC19                        Intermediate
PC20                        Products such as pH-regulators, flocculants, precipitants, neutralizations agents, other unspecific
PC21                        Laboratory chemicals
PC23                        Leather tanning, dye, finishing, impregnation and care products
PC24                        Lubricants, Greases and release products
PC25                        Metal working fluids
PC26                        Paper and board dye
PC29                        Pharmaceuticals
PC31                        Polishes and wax blends
PC32                        Polymer preparations and compounds
PC34                        Textile dyes
PC35                        Washing and cleaning products
PC37                        Water treatment chemicals
PC39                        Cosmetics, personal care products

 

Process Categories [PROC]

PROC0                   Other process or activity
PROC1                   Use in closed process, no likelihood of exposure
PROC2                   Use in closed continuous process with occasional controlled exposure
PROC3                   Use in closed batch process
PROC4                   Use in batch or other process where opportunity for exposure arises
PROC5                   Mixing or blending in batch processes for formulation of preparations and articles
PROC6                   Calendering operations, industrial setting
PROC7                   Spraying in industrial settings and applications
PROC8a and b     Transfer of substance or preparation from/to vessels/containers at non dedicated facilities
PROC9                   Transfer of substance or preparation into small containers
PROC10                 Roller application or brushing of adhesive and other coating, industrial or non industrial setting
PROC11                 Spraying outside industrial settings or applications
PROC13                 Treatment of articles by dipping and pouring, industrial or non industrial setting
PROC14                 Production of preparations or articles by tabletting, compression, extrusion, pelettisation, industrial setting
PROC15                 Use as laboratory reagent, non industrial setting
PROC16                 Using material as fuel source, limited exposure to unburned product to be expected, industrial and non industrial setting
PROC17                 Lubrication at high energy conditions and in partly open process, industrial or non industrial setting
PROC18                 Greasing at high energy conditions, industrial or non industrial setting
PROC19                 Hand mixing with intimate contact and only PPE available
PROC20                 Heat and pressure transfer fluids in dispersive use but closed systems
PROC21                 Low energy manipulation of substances bound in materials and /or articles
PROC24                 High (mechanical) energy work-up of substances bound in materials and/or articles
PROC25                 Hot work operations with metals

 

Environmental Categories [ERC]

ERC1                       Production of organic and inorganic substances in chemical, petrochemical,
primary metals and minerals industry including intermediates, monomers using
continuous processes or batch processes applying dedicated or multi-purpose
equipment, either technically controlled or operated by manual interventions.
ERC2                       Mixing and blending of substances in (chemical) preparations in all types of
industries such as paints and do-it-yourself products, pigment paste, fuels,
household products (cleaning products), lubricants etc..
ERC3                       Mixing or blending of substances, which will be physically or chemically bound
into or onto a matrix (material) such as plastics additives in master batches or
plastic products. For instance a plasticizers or stabilizers in PVC-master
batches or products, crystal growth regulator in photographic films etc..
ERC4                       Industrial use of processing aids in continuous processes or batch processes
applying dedicated or multi-purpose equipment, either technically controlled or
operated by manual interventions. For example, solvents used in chemical
reactions or the ‘use’ of solvents during the application of paints, lubricants in
metal working fluids, anti-set off agents in polymer moulding/casting.
ERC5                       Industrial use of substances (non-processing aids), which will be physically or
chemically bound into or onto a matrix (material) such as binding agent in
paints and coatings or adhesives, dyeing of textile fabrics and leather products,
metal plating and galvanizing.
ERC6a                     Use of intermediates in primarily the chemical industry using continuous
processes or batch processes applying dedicated or multi-purpose equipment,
either technically controlled or operated by manual interventions, for the
synthesis (manufacture) of other substances. For instance the use of chemical
building blocks (feedstock) in the synthesis of agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals,
monomers etc..
ERC6b                     Industrial use of reactive processing aids in continuous processes or batch
processes applying dedicated or multi-purpose equipment, either technically
controlled or operated by manual interventions. For example the use of
bleaching agents in the paper industry
ERC7                       Industrial use of substances in closed systems
ERC8a                     Indoor use of processing aids by the public at large or professional use. Use
(usually) results in direct release into the environment, for example, detergents
in fabric washing, machine wash liquids and lavatory cleaners, automotive and
bicycle care products (polishes, lubricants, de-icers), solvents in paints and
adhesives or fragrances and aerosol propellants in air fresheners.
ERC8b                     Indoor use of reactive substances by the public at large or professional use. Use
(usually) results in direct release into the environment, for example, sodium
hypochlorite in lavatory cleaners, bleaching agents in fabric washing products,
hydrogen
ERC8c                     Indoor use of substances (non-processing aids) by the public at large or
professional use, which will be physically or chemically bound into or onto a
matrix (material) such as binding agent in paints and coatings or adhesives,
dyeing of textile fabrics.
ERC8d                     Outdoor use of processing aids by the public at large or professional use. Use
(usually) results in direct release into the environment, for example, automotive
and bicycle care products (polishes, lubricants, de-icers, detergents), solvents in
paints and adhesives.
ERC8e                     Outdoor use of reactive substances by the public at large or professional use.
Use (usually) results in direct release into the environment, for example, the use
of sodium hypochlorite or hydrogen peroxide for surface cleaning (building
materials).
ERC8f                      Outdoor use of substances (non-processing aids) by the public at large or
professional use, which will be physically or chemically bound into or onto a
matrix (material) such as binding agent in paints and coatings or adhesives.
ERC9a                     Indoor use of substances by the public at large or professional use in closed systems
ERC9b                     Outdoor use of substances by the public at large or professional use in closed systems
ERC10a                   Low (no intended) release of substances included into or onto articles and
materials during their service life from outdoor use. Such as metal, wooden and
plastic construction and building materials (gutters, drains, frames etc.).
ERC10b                  Substances included into or onto articles and materials with high or intended release during their service life from outdoor use
ERC11a                  Low (no intended) release of substances included into or onto articles and
materials during their service life from indoor use. For example, flooring,
furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, footwear, leather products, paper
and cardboard products (magazines, books, news paper and packaging paper),
electronic equipment (casing).
ERC11b                  Substances included into or onto articles and materials with high or intended release during their service life from indoor use

Types of Articles [AC]

AC 0                         Other Articles; Slag-wool, rock-wool and similar mineral wools, polystyrene, wood-wool, wood-flour
AC 5-1                      Fabric, textiles and apparel: bedding and clothing
AC 5-2                      Fabric , textiles and apparel: curtains, upholstery, carpeting/flooring, rugs
AC 6                         Leather products: apparel and upholstery
AC 10-1                    Rubber products: tyres
AC 10-2                    Rubber products: flooring
AC 10-3                    Rubber products: footwear
AC 10-4                    Rubber products: toys
AC 10-5                    Other general rubber products