Quaker Chemical discusses Europe's new Reach regulations

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Ton van der Kaaij, Reach specialist at Quaker Chemical, presents the company's Reach experiences at the REACH USA 2010 conference in Chicago, US in April

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  • Follow up of the Sept. 2008 meeting.
  • Quaker Chemical discusses Europe's new Reach regulations

    1. 1. REACH USA 2010 8 th International Conference 13 – 14 April, Chicago SIEF EXPERIENCES organized by i S mithers
    2. 2. <ul><li>Quaker as an organization, products </li></ul><ul><li>Quaker and REACH </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-registrations and SIEF* formation </li></ul><ul><li>Consortium and SIEF* </li></ul><ul><li>How to organize a SIEF* </li></ul><ul><li>Quaker active as LR** </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations and bottle necks </li></ul><ul><li>Time plan 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>* Substance Information Exchange Forum </li></ul><ul><li>** Lead Registrant </li></ul>Agenda
    3. 3. Quaker as an Organization <ul><li>Founded in 1918 in Philadelphia </li></ul><ul><li>27 locations in 21 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturer of process liquids </li></ul><ul><li>Quoted on the NYSE (KWR) </li></ul><ul><li>Turnover of $581.6 in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Employees: 1,252 </li></ul><ul><li>ISO 9001 and 14001 certified </li></ul>Quaker Chemical Conshohocken, PA Est. 1918
    4. 4. Global Reach Non Manufacturing Manufacturing R & D
    5. 5. Industries Served by Quaker <ul><li>Environmental </li></ul><ul><li>Heavy Duty Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Marine </li></ul><ul><li>Mining </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Metals </li></ul><ul><li>Steel </li></ul><ul><li>Tube & Pipe </li></ul><ul><li>Aerospace </li></ul><ul><li>Aluminum </li></ul><ul><li>Automotive </li></ul><ul><li>Bearing </li></ul><ul><li>Coatings </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Decorative Concrete </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Started in 2005 with the Quaker REACH Team </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Management as sponsor </li></ul><ul><li>EU Substance investigations inside and outside the EU </li></ul><ul><li>Create awareness inside and outside the EU </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturer and importer </li></ul><ul><li>Middle of the supply chain </li></ul>Quaker and REACH
    7. 7. <ul><li>Communicate internally (sales, laboratories, purchasing, operations) </li></ul><ul><li>Updates on a regular bases (costs) </li></ul><ul><li>External communication to suppliers and customers </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations to the Dutch Chemical Association (VNCI) </li></ul><ul><li>Roundtable discussions at Chemical Week </li></ul><ul><li>Project with TNO*, ES workshops at customers </li></ul><ul><li>* T oegepast N atuurwetenschappelijk O nderzoek </li></ul><ul><li> Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research </li></ul>Quaker and REACH
    8. 8. <ul><li>Approximately 100 substances pre-registered </li></ul><ul><li>By volume band: 5 substances > 1000 ton 5 substances < 1000 - > 100 ton rest < 100 ton </li></ul><ul><li>Yearly check on correctness of the tonnage band </li></ul><ul><li>Late pre-registrations </li></ul>Pre-Registrations
    9. 9. <ul><li>Cefic-defined 4 roles: </li></ul><ul><li>Lead registrant </li></ul><ul><li>Active </li></ul><ul><li>Passive </li></ul><ul><li>Dormant </li></ul>Roles of Pre-Registrants in a SIEF
    10. 10. <ul><li>Consortium is more legally binding, more agreements are needed </li></ul><ul><li>SIEF needs discipline - Active participation for roles 1 & 2 (LR or LC) - Roles 3 and 4, passive / dormant </li></ul>Consortium and SIEF
    11. 11. <ul><li>Information on the ECHA site, REACH-IT </li></ul><ul><li>SIEF Formation Facilitator, who takes the lead </li></ul><ul><li>Several IT systems available: Reach link, Reach suite </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback of pre-registrants is poor </li></ul><ul><li>Set up communication plan </li></ul>How to Organize a SIEF
    12. 12. <ul><li>5 times LR for high volumes </li></ul><ul><li>All now organized in consortium </li></ul><ul><li>Trustee is needed </li></ul><ul><li>Very time consuming </li></ul>Quaker Active as LR
    13. 13. <ul><li>Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>To have data available in time </li></ul><ul><li>To be able to submit the file </li></ul><ul><li>Bottlenecks </li></ul><ul><li>IT system will be overloaded </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion with ECHA </li></ul>Expectations and Bottlenecks
    14. 14. <ul><li>Compiling LR files </li></ul><ul><li>July/August: submissions of LR files </li></ul><ul><li>September/October: submission of joint files </li></ul>Time Schedule 2010
    15. 15. <ul><li>Thank you for </li></ul><ul><li>your attention! </li></ul>Presentation prepared by; Ton van der Kaaij Sr. Co-ordinator Safety, Health, Environmental & Quality REACh specialist [email_address] +31-297-544422

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