Implementation of the new chemicals legislation

The regulation (EC) Nr. 1907/2006 Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) places high demands on all companies, traders and educational institutions that produce, import, trade or use chemical substances and mixtures.

With effect from 1 June 2007, the European Union has rearranged the chemicals legislation with the entry into force of the REACH regulation to ensure the safe handling of chemicals from manufacturing to disposal. The regulation (EC) 1907/2006 includes the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemical substances. REACH applies to all actors in the supply chain - the manufacturer, distributor, trader through to the downstream users of chemicals - and applies to almost all chemical substances on their own or in mixtures whether or not they have hazardous properties. Products are affected by REACH if they release substances or contain substances of very high concern (SVHC).

Manufacturers and importers are required to provide certain information on their substances and to prove that during the intended use of their substances no danger to humans and the environment will occur.

A chemical substance on his own, in mixtures or in products may only be manufactured or placed on the market in the European Community if it is registered with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). REACH affects all environmental and occupational health and safety related issues. The focus here is to check the requirements for risk management and its impact on the internal operations.


  • Protection of human health and the environment from potential chemical hazard
  • Improved risk management in handling and processing of chemicals
  • Promoting innovation and competitiveness of the chemical industry in the EU
  • Transferring responsibility for risk assessment from the authorities to the manufacturer
  • At the same time the free circulation of substances on the internal market and also the competitiveness and innovation shall be improved.


Aug. Hedinger strongly supports the aims of REACH: To ensure a high level of protection for human health and the environment and to promote alternative methods for assessment of dangers posed by substances.

We understand REACH as part of an increasing general trend of regulation with the aim to ensure sustainable development, production and use of chemicals. Aug. Hedinger endeavors in close cooperation with customers and suppliers, the REACH implementation as smooth as possible.

To ensure the availability of our current product range for our customers and to ensure that the products we use and all materials supplied to us are also compliant with REACH, we are in constant contact with our suppliers. We continuously review our product range to ensure compliance with the specific requirements of the REACH regulation.

If you have further questions please contact us.

Contact address: infohedingerde

For more information we would refer to the ECHA or  REACH-CLP-Helpdesk of BAuA.