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REACH - Registration

REACH, the EC Regulation No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals, entered into force in the entire European Economic Area on 1 June 2007. The regulation applies to all silicon carbide manufacturers who have production plants inside Europe, to all European importers of silicon carbide and to Only Representatives of silicon carbide producers outside the European Economic Area.

The following REACH registration deadlines are important to observe for silicon carbide manufacturers and importers depending on the produced or imported volume of silicon carbide per legal entity:

30 November 2010 for > 1, 000 t /year

31 May 2013 for 100 - 1000 t/year

31 May 2018 for 1- 100 t/year

SiCMa has prepared a REACH registration dossier for silicon carbide (crude and grains, see also substance ID) which has been successfully submitted to ECHA. The joint submission procedures for silicon carbide are established and ongoing. Companies that have registration obligations and are interested in purchasing a letter of access are encouraged to contact the SiCMa General Secretary for details and conditions.

The implementation of REACH is supervised by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki, Finland. Further information and latest updates on the REACH Regulation can be found on the ECHA website web site.