Archem NI Limited is committed to meeting the requirements of all relevant regulations. All our products are backed up with comprehensive data sheets. Products which have been classified as hazardous are supplied with data sheets whilst data sheets for non-hazardous products are available upon request.
REACH is a wide-ranging regulation which is primarily concerned with the availability and utilisation of information on chemicals. It incorporates aspects which cover all area of the chemical industry, ranging from manufacturers of raw materials (substances) through to users of finished products (preparations). Archem NI Limited is a formulatior of chemical preparations and is classified as a downstream user. Our responsibilities under this regulation lie mainly with the production of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). MSDS information was previously covered by the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply), or CHIP, Regulations. Archem NI Limited now produces MSDSs which are fully compliant with the new REACH regulations.
CHIP is the law that applies to suppliers of dangerous chemicals. Its purpose is to protect people and the environment from the effects of those chemicals by requiring suppliers to provide information about the dangers and to package them safely. CHIP is the UK implementation of European Directives 67/548/EEC (Dangerous Substances Directive) and 1999/45/EC (Dangerous Preparations Directive). The key aspect of CHIP is the classification of chemical products, in order to produce information about the level of hazard they present to a user. Archem NI Limited has an in depth knowledge and understanding of these regulations and we personally classify every products we supply to ensure that the hazard information is as accurate as possible.
The CHIP regulations will gradually be replaced by the European Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures - known as the CLP Regulation.
European Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation)
The CLP regulation is a European Regulation which brings the EU in line with the United Nations Globally Harmonised System on the classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS). The purpose of CLP and GHS are to provide a system of packaging and labelling with is universally adopted across the world thus removing the inherent complexity with many, non-harmonised, national level regulations. At the EU level, CLP will replace Directives 67/548/EEC (Dangerous Substances Directive) and 1999/45/EC (Dangerous Preparations Directive).
The CLP Regulations are being phased into use with the initial deadline being applied to the suppliers of ‘substances’ such that, as of 1st December 2010, substances must be labelled according to CLP. As a supplier of ‘preparations’ (or mixtures), Archem NI limited is subject to a deadline of the 1st of June 2015. Over the following years, our systems will gradually be modified to ensure complete adherence to the CLP/GHS at this time.
The main objectives of this regulation are to improve environmental protection and to provide more specific information to consumers regarding the contents of detergents. Archem NI Limited strives to use ingredients which adhere to the most strict biodegradeability tests laid out under this Directive in order that our products have the smallest ‘environmental footprint’ possible. With regard to the content of detergents, our data sheets are constructed in order to provide the full information required by this Directive.
Archem NI Limited is committed to meeting the requirements of all relevant regulations and we are in frequent contact with the relevant regulatory bodies to ensure that this is the case.
All our products are backed up with comprehensive data sheets. Products which have been classified as hazardous are supplied with data sheets whilst data sheets for non-hazardous products are available upon request