Compliance to REACH regulation requires extensive and specific technical competence and knowledge. With the deadline for registration of substances exported > 1 tonne per annum – 31st May 2018 – approaching fast, the Indian chemical industry needs to prepare themselves so that there is no disruption in their business to the EU.
With this backdrop, NimkarTek Technical Services conducted a full- day workshop ‘Preparing for REACH 2018’ at Hotel Satkar Residency, Thane on 1st Sept. This workshop was arranged specially for the chemical industry who export to EU as well as for manufacturer-exporters of articles. About 45 persons participated in the workshop from different chemical companies.
The workshop presentation was done by Dr. Dileep Wakankar, Technical Advisor at NimkarTek and an acknowledged expert in REACH. Being the Chairman of CHEMEXCIL’s REACH Committee, Dr. Wakankar provided practical insights into the subject and explained the steps for registration and the exemptions therein in a simple manner. There was a lot of interaction during the workshop between the participants and Dr Wakankar, who answered all their doubts and queries.
The main topics covered in the workshop were:
- Background, Timelines and Purpose of REACH
- Understanding important aspects of Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction
- The Steps for registration of substances for REACH
- Sameness Studies for joining SIEFs
- Obligations for articles and polymers
- Costs of registration and the Indian scenario on REACH
The workshop was a resounding success.
NimkarTek provides services for Sameness Studies Dossier that is required for submission to the Only Representative to join a SIEF (Substance Information Exchange Forum) to register same substances under REACH. Authoring of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) as per CLP regulation is another important requirement for REACH registration where NimkarTek can offer support.