Starting on 1st January 2020, companies will need to comply with new requirements regarding nanoforms. This means more information will need to be provided in registrations, are you ready?


New requirements

New provisions were introduced in REACH’s annexes and will start to apply on 1st January 2020 for all registrations, new and existing. Registrants are therefore expected to update their dossiers by 1st January.

Amongst these new requirements, there are clarifications and changes on:

  • characterisation of nanoforms or sets of nanoforms covered by the registration (Annex VI)
  • the chemical safety assessment (Annex I)
  • registration information requirements (Annexes III and VII-XI)
  • downstream user obligations (Annex XII)

The European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials, EUON, offers a recap of the revised REACH annexes and the available test methods which can be consulted here.

Additionally, ECHA wanted to update IUCLID so that it would include new data fields for reporting the characteristics of nanoforms and sets of nanoforms. The completeness check will now include a “verification that the sets of nanoforms are accompanied by a justification for creating the set”, according to ECHA.

The chemical industry’s opinion

Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, judges the deadline fixed by ECHA “too tight” for companies to provide more information on nanoforms’ registration.

As a matter of fact, the latter also indicated that, as the guidance and IT tools are being released only a few weeks before the end of the year, registrants will have very little time to provide all the required data by 1st January 2020.

EcoMundo guides you through the process of registering nanoforms: our experts explain to you all the necessary steps as well as the modifications of REACH annexes.

Wish to know more more about nanoforms?

For more information, do not hesitate to contact Renaud Germain-Thomas or one of our experts by phone: +33 1 83 64 20 54 for Europe or +1 (778) 234 1607 for North America or to contact them using our contact form, selecting "REACH Registration" as the purpose of your inquiry.


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