Everberg, Belgium - Huntsman Corp. announced 17 Dec that it is fully compliant with REACH legislation - European Regulation (EC) NO. 1907/2006. (REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.)
According to Huntsman, a major manufacturer of raw materials for the polyurethanes industry, all substances manufactured and imported by the business, which fell under the 30 Nov 2010 deadline for high volume, dangerous and intermediate products, were successfully submitted to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki ahead of schedule.
From its inception, Huntsman has fully supported the REACH program, with its aim to improve safe use of chemicals and protect human health and the environment.
Reflecting this, the business acted as lead registrant for more than 40 percent of the substances it submitted during the first phase of registration.
In addition, substances manufactured and imported by Huntsman with a later registration deadline have all been pre-registered and are therefore also REACH compliant.