European REACH regulation
REACH requires producers to provide data to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on their chemical substances and to demonstrate that they are being safely produced and used.
- REACH = Registration, Evaluation, Authorization of Chemicals
The fourth part is ‘restriction’ not included in the acronym.
REACH requires the chemicals used in products to be registered with the ECHA. These chemicals are then investigated to evaluate their intrinsic properties and to determine whether they pose a potential hazard to human health and the environment. If chemicals do pose a hazard they can be authorized for use in specific applications but are in general restricted in their use.
RENOLIT uses a number of different plasticizers in the production of its flexible films. These include phthalate as well as non-phthalate plasticizers. The choice of plasticizer depends on the actual market application and the technical requirements.