CAPLINQ is member of ORO for REACH

REACH is a Euro­pean Reg­u­la­tion (No 1907/2006) con­cern­ing safe­ty of chem­i­cals use. It tar­gets to improve the pro­tec­tion of human health and the envi­ron­ment.

The reg­u­la­tion came into effect on June 1st of 2007. The first dead­line came into effect on Decem­ber 1st, 2010 and the third dead­line is on 2018. Since REACH is new for all com­pa­nies and indus­tries, these long dead­lines give sup­pli­ers time to find a ORO mem­ber to be their Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

In prin­ci­ple, REACH applies to all chem­i­cal sub­stances; not only those used in indus­tri­al process­es but also in our day-to-day lives, for exam­ple in clean­ing prod­ucts, paints as well as in arti­cles such as clothes, fur­ni­ture and elec­tri­cal appli­ances. There­fore, the reg­u­la­tion has an impact on most com­pa­nies across the EU.

Who are ORO members and what do they do?

A lot of the rules have changed since 2007 and a lot more will change before 2018. The lead author­i­ty on the mat­ter is the Euro­pean Chem­i­cals Agency (ECHA). And, they pub­lish con­stant­ly Man­u­als and Pub­li­ca­tions to facil­i­tate the imple­men­ta­tion of REACH.

There­fore, the ORO mem­bers can sug­gest alter­na­tives and act togeth­er to make sure that the deci­sions made by ECHA are in the best inter­est of every­one involved.

ORO mem­ber com­pa­nies can act as con­sult­ing for sup­pli­ers enter­ing the Euro­pean mar­ket. This exper­tise among the ORO mem­bers on reg­u­la­tions set up a com­plete back­ground on REACH and Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive oblig­a­tion.

Although Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tion is still an unreg­u­lat­ed indus­try and it is still not required to be an ORO mem­ber to be an Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive, it is extreme­ly advis­able that your Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive be a mem­ber of ORO.

Since as ORO mem­bers can pro­tect for­eign sup­pli­ers. That’s because if any mis­takes occur in the process of eval­u­a­tion or reg­is­tra­tion of the chem­i­cals, the Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive is the one respon­si­ble. And, as a mem­ber of ORO, Only rep­re­sen­ta­tives are able to ben­e­fit from a spe­cial insur­ance which pro­tects both the REACH OR and the for­eign man­u­fac­tur­er from fines.

CAPLINQ is a trusted ORO member with a broad range of REACH services

CAPLINQ is a REACH Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive since 2008, the year REACH was intro­duced in Europe. As such, CAPLINQ engi­neers are experts in REACH reg­u­la­tions.

The han­dling of chem­i­cal sub­stances has always been CAPLINQ’s core com­pe­ten­cy. Thus, it was a nat­ur­al evo­lu­tion for CAPLINQ to become Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive. Our main cus­tomers today are spe­cial­ty chem­i­cal com­pa­nies that import their chem­i­cal sub­stances into Europe.

You can learn more about REACH Ser­vices here. Feel free to con­tact us if you have any fur­ther ques­tions.

About Chris Perabo

Chris is an energetic and enthusiastic engineer and entrepreneur. He is always interested in taking highly technical subjects and distilling these to their essence so that even the layman can understand. He loves to get into the technical details of an issue and then understand how it can be useful for specific customers and applications. Chris is currently the Director of Business Development at CAPLINQ.

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