Teesport, UK - During a recent visit to Albermarle UK Ltd's Teesport, UK manufacturing plant, North East MEP (Member of Parliament) Martin Callanan called for "an alignment of European legislation to end the confusion affecting the chemical sector and its users."
"It is vitally important that chemicals legislation is fully coherent," Callanan said. "We simply need a more joined up approach. I am as concerned as the company to keep jobs in the Teesport area," he said, adding that the Directive on Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive is currently being reviewed by the EU, "and this presents the opportunity to have it fully aligned with REACH in its new form," Callanan said.
During his visit, Callanan discussed the implementation of REACH regulations and the difficulties companies are facing with European legislative decision-making, as well as pointing out that there are certain regulatory conflicts leading to uncertainty in the sector, speciality chemical company Albemarle said in a 17 Oct statement.
"Martin Callanan's support is very encouraging as Albemarle Teesport plant is facing the REACH challenge," said Teesport plant manager, Steve Lyons, Albermarle UK Ltd.
Albermarle Corp., based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a specialist in polymer additives such as fire retardants for polyurethanes, catalysts and fine chemicals. (RD)