Environment & Energy Report

Big Shortfall Seen in Specialty Chemicals Registered in EU

June 1, 2018, 3:11 PM

The number of specialty chemicals registered with the European Union was less than half of what the bloc expected, but chemical companies like BASF SE say they aren’t worried supply chains will be affected.

The European Chemicals Agency had expected to receive—by the May 31 deadline—registrations for about 25,000 specialty chemicals produced in or imported into the EU in annual volumes of 1 to 100 metric tons, but only 11,100 came in.

Of these, 6,824 were substances not previously registered under the REACH law, which aims to address the production and use of chemicals, and their potential impacts...

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