REACH is the European Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, that has come into force in June 2007, aiming in view to improve protection of human health and environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals. Other aims of REACH are the promotion of alternative test methods, the free circulation of substances on the internal market and enhancing competitiveness and innovation.
Being aware of the obligations that are ours as a downstream user of chemical substances, MACtac Europe S.A. has followed the REACH process since the publication of the White Paper in 2001 and is fully complying to the current regulations.
In addition, MACtac has been working to comply with the forthcoming REACH requirements by progressively replacing Substances of Very High Concern of the Authorization List by suitable alternatives. As from 15/06/2014, all products manufactured by MACtac will be free of any heavy metals based pigments and will therefore be fully compliant with the REACH regulation coming into force in 2015.