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European chemicals regulations

Every product manufactured and brought to market in Europe is, in some way, affected by European chemicals regulations. This is now enforced by the REACH Regulation (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals).

When we first looked at REACH we discovered that the implications were more far reaching than our customers thought. We found that many suppliers, manufacturers, importers and retailers were not fully aware of all REACH requirements and the implications for their products. There is a lot of information out there but often it makes the Regulation more confusing for the business man or woman who just wants to know the essentials: am I responsible, how am I responsible, what do I need to do for the least cost and effort?

SATRA fills a need for an expert partner to unpack the essentials of REACH and offer it to businesses within the supply chain as part of a practical programme in the form of seminars, practical workshops, appropriate product testing, advice on bringing compliant product to market, and company-specific consultancy and ongoing support.

We can test for a range of restricted chemicals including aromatic amines (azo dyes), pentachlorophenol (PCP), chromium VI, formaldehyde, nickel release, organotins, phthalates, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and total heavy metals.

The benefit of working with SATRA as a technical organisation is our wealth of experience in product legislation, testing and modern supply chains - we inherently know what’s essential and what isn’t. We also have one of the most comprehensive and well equipped product research and testing laboratories in the world, including state of the art chemical analysis.