A recent press release by Kline discusses the challenges faced to SMEs by REACH:

Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) selling in the European Union could be caught off-guard by the recently implemented REACH regulations requiring registration and approval of chemicals used in manufacturing, according to Kline, a worldwide consulting and research firm.

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) is a wide-ranging set of EU legislation intended to manage and control the risks to human health and the environment from the use of chemicals.

Many potentially affected companies may be unaware that the REACH legislation applies to them. For example, Kline’s research shows that smaller companies in the recycled paper, secondary raw materials, and metalworking fluids industries are largely unaware of the REACH requirements.

See the press release for the full details.

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