Kemira's REACH Competence Centre, founded in 2006, led the registration work. In addition to its own registration work, Kemira acted as the lead registrant for 20 different substances, of which 16 substances were registered due to the merging of Substance Information Exchange Forums (SIEFs). 1,600 companies in Europe participated to SIEFs led by Kemira. Kemira also worked actively in several voluntary consortia.
Pre-registration was the first stage of implementing the European Union REACH chemical legislation, which took place between June 1, 2008 and December 1, 2008. Kemira submitted close to 3,000 pre-registrations, including substances imported to the EU or produced by Kemira, and the key raw materials.
Product safety is extremely important to Kemira and REACH implementation promotes this. We will continue the implementation of REACH by supporting the supply chain communication of the detailed product information required by the REACH regulation. Furthermore the registrations will require continuous updating", says Susanna Toivonen, Head of Product Safety.