Published : 2021-01-24

Registration of polymers according to the REACH Regulation


According to the Article 2(9) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of The European Parliament and of The Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), polymers are exempt from registration and evaluation requirement. However, in accordance with the preamble of REACH Regulation "Polymers should be exempted from registration and evaluation until those that need to be registered due to the risks posed to human health or the environment can be selected in apracticable and cost-efficient way on the basis of sound technical and valid scientific criteria”. The article discuss in brief the results of analysis performed for The European Commission, which were presented in The Final Report. It aims to point out, how the registration process of polymers or some types of polymers could appear soon in EU and what producers, importers and downstream users of polymer could expect.




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Bańkowska, A., Palczewska-Tulińska, M., & Krześlak, A. (2021). Registration of polymers according to the REACH Regulation. Polimery, 61(1), 49-56.