The EU Chemicals Policy known as the REACH Regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) entered into force on 1 June 2007. Under its terms, any company that manufactures or imports a chemical substance in quantities of more than one tonne per year is required to register it in a central database. The objective of this new Regulation is to protect human health and the environment, while maintaining the competitiveness and enhancing the innovative capacity of the EU chemicals industry.
The leading European manufacturers and suppliers of titanium dioxide have formed the Titanium Dioxide Industry Consortium (TDIC) to manage the REACH registration of titanium dioxide and related manufacturing process intermediates and liaise with registrants of key raw materials in other consortia and SIEFs.
The substances covered by the TDIC are :
- Titanium dioxide (CAS 13463-67-7, EINECS 236-675-5)
- Titanium tetrachloride (CAS 7550-45-0, EINECS 231-441-9)
- Titanium oxide sulphate (CAS 13825-74-6, EINECS 237-523-0)
- Dichloride titanium oxide (CAS 13780-39-7, EINECS 237-430-5)
- Disodium titanate (CAS 12034-34-3, EINECS 234-802-9)
All of these substances were successfully registered in 2010 and Letters of Access are available from the consortium secretariat (REACHCentrum)
For more information, please visit the www.echa.europa.eu the TDIC website http://www.reachcentrum.eu/consortium/titanium-dioxide-industry-reach-consortium-169.html or the website of the European Chemical Agency (www.echa.europa.eu)