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Information for clients and interested parties to REACH

The European REACH legislation has been launched in 2007. Its target is to ensure highest possible protection for the human health and the environment. As a chemistry supplier and producer for surface technologies we admit this responsibility, even without legal pressure.  

Our research and development has a strong focus on creating innovative products which are competitive in the market. Due to this philosophy we try to substitute hazardous products by environmentally friendly substances.  

The REACH legislation defines new formalities for handling chemicals. Significant requirements are listed here:  

Pre-registration - registration - identified application
All relevant REACH substances in our products are pre-registered or registered by our suppliers or us. Our terms of purchase require these mandatory formalities.  

The “identified application” of the used substances have been announced to our suppliers to ensure the registration process. This guarantees the “identified application” for our clients and for ourselves.  

Some of the substances have a transition period until 2018.

Material Safety Data Sheet - SVHC - Registration  
The material safety data sheets of our products are compliant with the REACH guidelines. The registration numbers are added to our material safety data sheets as soon as they have been submitted by our suppliers.  

In our material safety data sheet you will find under section 3 “composition/ information on ingredients” the information if the ingredients are on the SVHC-list, announcing the legal limit of concentration or not.  

As an active member of the German Chemistry Supplier Association (ZVO) we see through the whole REACH process with special focus on assimilation of substances for surface treatment into the annex XIV of the REACH approval procedure.  

As an active part in consortia we prepare the acceptance of chromium-trioxide. Besides this we bring in valid objections in professional fact-finding for the ECHA agency.  

It is the effort of DR. HESSE GMBH & CIE KG to obtain an admission for chromium trioxide. We also strive to make the further use of cobalt-compounds for the applications of surface treatment possible as long as no adequate alternatives are developed to cover the whole range of requirements. The current letter of information you will find here.

Thus we remain to be a reliable partner for you.