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The final deadline for REACH registration is only a few months away… are you prepared? Will you still be able to source the pigments and dyestuffs that your business needs?

We are fast approaching the final REACH registration deadline of the 31st May 2018 which will affect all companies that manufacture or import substances into the EU including pigments and dyes in volumes exceeding 1 MT /annum. In order that our customer-base can continue to purchase their on-going demand from Brenntag Colours, we have been busy completing and submitting our registration dossiers to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) so that we will be compliant with this regulation.

This exercise has involved significant expenditure for the Brenntag Colours business and underscores the commitment of the Brenntag organisation to continue to supply and service customers across a number of our key industries including the plastics, coatings and construction and cleaning market sectors.

Richard Heeley – Business Manager of Brenntag Colours commented, “Brenntag has invested heavily in the Brenntag Colours laboratory based in Halifax and we have technical teams in place to be able to produce and colour match paint and plastics samples for our customers. Indeed, we aim to create long term relationships with our customer-base by providing them with extensive technical support for both existing and new products. The investment in REACH represents a considerable and necessary cost to ensure that we can continue to meet our customers’ needs. Clearly, we will need to continue to ensure that all REACH dossiers are kept up to date whilst looking at bringing on new and innovative grades on to the range for future product development.”

Dr Maura Jolliffe – Head of Material Science, Brenntag UK & Ireland, added, “We are delighted that the Brenntag Colours Business will continue to be REACH compliant beyond the end of May 2018. Our experienced technical teams, encompassing Brenntag Colours, Brenntag Material Science and Brenntag Technical Marketing, are ready to support our customer-base and address any REACH concerns that our customers might have. Indeed we would welcome discussions with any companies that would like to talk about their future sourcing needs for colours products.”