TÜV Rheinland Offers REACH Registration Services in United States

BOXBOROUGH, Mass. — March 20, 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. To learn more about how your product can comply with REACH and other environmental regulations, contact Sagamang at 888-743-4652 or ssagamang@us.tuv.com.

Posted March 21, 2014

Source: TÜV Rheinland