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Basel, 17 June 2013

CITROFOL® dossiers for REACH registration in time completed

The second phase to register chemicals for REACH according to EU-chemical law ended on 31 May, 2013. All products with a production or import volume between 100-1.000 mt/year had to be registered by this date. 2’923 more substances have now been registered for the 2013 deadline and 3 of it are coming from Jungbunzlauer.

Jungbunzlauer is the lead registrant for all below mentioned citrate esters. After completion of the dossiers, we successfully registered the following products well ahead of the deadline:

  • CITROFOL® AI (Triethyl citrate)
  • CITROFOL® AHII (Tris-(2-ethylhexyl) acetylcitrate)
  • CITROFOL® BI (Tributyl citrate)

CITROFOL® BII (Tributyl o-acetylcitrate) was registered in 2010. Jungbunzlauer is the sole company in Europe which has fully registered for this type until today.

The REACH implementation is an ongoing registration; the presented dossiers have to be up-dated regularly. ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency, will review the industry’s risk-evaluations together with the responsible EU-Authorities. These evaluations can result in requests for additional data, limitations or authorization processes. To ensure safe handling of chemical substances, requirements of REACH must be implemented in production as well as in commercial business operations.