European Regulation 1907/2006, better known as REACH (Regulation, Evaluation and Authorisation of CHemicals) came into effect in June 2007. The legislation is intended to minimise the potential risks of chemical usage to the environment and humans.
PennWhite is classed as a “downstream user” of chemicals under REACH; we use “substances”, which are REACH compliant, and blend them to produce PennWhite products. Because of this we are not required to submit our blended products for registration.
We have been assured by our raw material suppliers that all of the chemicals used in the manufacture of PennWhite products have been pre-registered with the European Chemical Agency where necessary. PennWhite will continue to work closely with our suppliers to ensure all relevant REACH criteria are met.