REACH Compliance

REACH stands for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. REACH is the new regulation for the safe manufacture and handling of chemical substances in the European Union (EU). It entered into force on June 1, 2007, and has the following main goals:

  • to better protect people and the environment from possible risks that can be posed by chemicals; in this regard, industry carries the main responsibility for conducting risk evaluation
  • to enable the free movement of chemical substances within the EU
  • to improve competition and innovation
  • to promote alternative test methods for evaluating risks

As regards the REACH regulation, DYCONEX AG is considered a "downstream user." As such, the company neither manufactures nor trades in chemical substances. Because we are not in the EU, we are subject neither to registration requirements nor the obligation to issue safety datasheets. As a DYCONEX customer, you exclusively receive non-chemical products. Therefore, under normal and predictable conditions of use, no chemical substances should be released. Even so, we require from our suppliers that the raw materials they provide us comply with the REACH regulation.

According to REACH, Art. 33, relevant EU suppliers inform DYCONEX immediately if their delivered products (starting with a content > 0.1%) are categorized by the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) as being a substance of very high concern. For its part, DYCONEX is obligated to notify its customers immediately upon receipt of any such information.

Based on the state of current knowledge, it is not expected that any of our products contain a critical chemical mass concentration exceeding 0.1 percent. Even so, DYCONEX is in constant contact with its suppliers. In this regard, it requests obligatory information as to whether or not there have been REACH-relevant changes in connection with the chemical composition of individual raw materials.