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Tensions Rise Over Reach Pre-Registration

1:04 PM MDT | October 20, 2008 | Alex Scott

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published a statement calling on Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) applicants to “reflect upon their pre-registration strategy” and not pre-register chemical substances unnecessarily. ECHA’s statement follows two companies’ pre-registrations of the entire Reach chemicals inventory. Specialty chemicals distributor Azelis (Milan) has confirmed that it is one of the two companies. ECHA has since limited pre-registrations to 10,000 for each company. Overall Reach...

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