T√úV Rheinland Offers REACH Registration Services in U.S.

  • March 21, 2014
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March 21, 2014 – TÜV Rheinland offers REACH registration services in the U.S. for companies looking to export their products to the European Union (EU). Manufacturers in the following industries must comply with REACH: chemicals, plastics, petroleum, drapery and leather, cosmetics, food, printing, furniture, sports equipment, toys, electrical, mechanical, optics and engine and plant production, to name a few.   REACH is a European Community safety and environmental regulation that deals with the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemical substances. It requires that manufacturers and exporters register all substances they produced in and/or imported to the EU in quantities ≥ 1 ton per year with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).   “Even though companies view REACH as a chemicals regulation, this law applies to plastics and metal products as well as articles imported into the EU,” said Scott Sagamang, Business Development Manager for REACH Services, TUV Rheinland of North America. “In other words, whatever the product is exported to the EU, it must be compliant with the REACH regulation.”   Sagamang has been assisting TÜV Rheinland’s clients with global environmental requirements for seven years. He oversees in-house training and education, development of a detailed inventory of chemicals, creation of compliance paths, impact assessments and consulting services for the 1907/2006 EC REACH regulation. Sagamang’s background includes extensive experience with machinery manufacturing, retrofitting, safety and control. He has an extensive knowledge of EU RoHS and WEEE, China RoHS, PAH, LFGB, XRF and chemical analysis, as well as product lifecycle management. About TÜV Rheinland Founded in 1872, TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent testing, inspection, and certification services, ensuring quality and safety for people, the environment and technology in nearly all aspects of life. The company maintains a presence in 500 locations spanning 65 countries, employs 18,000 people and has an annual revenue of $2.2 billion (€1.6 billion). TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects and helps to shape processes for a wide variety of companies through its worldwide network of approved labs, testing facilities and education centers. Since 2006, the company has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.

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