Legislation

Legislation is driving the need to replace and change products within a number of our market sectors. We can help our customers understand how changing legislation will impact them and offer alternatives to existing products.

REACH: REACH is a European Union Regulation which concerns the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. It applies to substances manufactured or imported into the EU in quantities of 1 tonne or more per year. It applies to individual chemical substances, but does not include human and veterinary medicines, food and food additives or plant protection products, polymers and biocides, which are all covered by more specific legislation.

All chemicals supplied by Blagden conform to the requirements of the REACH regulations and have either been fully registered or pre-registered. It is important to note that the registration of each chemical refers to specific applications. We are working with our customers to ensure that their usage appears on the REACH registration for the chemicals they require. However, if you have novel uses for a chemical, or any questions about REACH regulations and registration, please contact us on 01959 562000.

Biocidal Products Regulations (BPR): Biocidal products are loosely defined as products designed to control unwanted organisms. Examples include disinfectants, insecticides and preservatives. Since 2000, all active substances marketed and used in biocidal products must be assessed under this directive. One of the on-going consequences of this legislation is to prohibit the use of some products entirely, or to set dates for their elimination from products, or to prohibit the licensing of some products for particular applications. For further information, call us on 01959 562000.