Once the European Union announced the REACh legislation (2007) Minelco set up an internal team to work on how it affected the mineral products we manufacture and supply to our customers. The team pre-registered a wide range of products as a pre-caution which they then worked on to determine those that required registration.
The work completed by the team has enabled them to identify that most of our materials are exempted from REACh as unmodified naturally occurring minerals and ores, Article 2(7)(b) AnnexV.7. However where we did find products that require registration Minelco has acted accordingly to ensure these were fully registered.
Now Minelco’s REACh team are working on our Safety Data Sheets (SDS); implementing the changes required under the joint REACh and CLP legislation. With over 50 raw materials and even more products based on these this has been a lengthy process which is finally nearing completion.