On 31 May 2018, the final transitional phase for the registration of chemicals above 100 tonnes/year ended, in line with REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006. The regulation aims to improve health and environmental protection against the risks inherent in the manufacture, sale and use of chemicals. From 1 June 2018, all chemicals for which over 1 tonne/year is brought into the European Union must be registered with the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency: https://echa.europa.eu).
Barcelonesa is aware of the requirements set out in the REACH regulation and has followed all the relevant procedures since its approval in 2006 to allow us to continue selling our products and guarantee compliance with the objectives of the regulation.
REACH is an acronym for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals and applies to manufacturers and importers bringing a chemical substance into the European market for the first time.
Barcelonesa has registered a number of substances, including:
- CAUSTIC SODA: We import this chemical and have registered to import over 1,000 tonnes a year under the registration number 01-2119457892-27-0043.
- LIQUID BORON: This chemical is manufactured at our plants in Cornellà and has various applications, mainly in the agrochemical sector. We have registered to manufacture up to 1,000 tonnes a year under the registration number 01-2119548394-33-0031.
- CALCIUM CHLORIDE: We import this chemical and have registered to import over 1,000 tonnes a year under the registration number 01-2119494219-28-0064.
For all our other marketed products, Barcelonesa has implemented the procedures required to guarantee compliance with all the requirements set out in the REACH regulation and thereby ensure continuity of supply for all our clients.
More information is available on our website: https://www.grupbarcelonesa.com/en.