Why both REACH and notification to the Product Registry?
You may wonder why enterprises have to register substances and their use in two systems: REACH and the Product Registry.
REACH and the Product Registry are two different systems. The systems contain different information and address different requirements for registration and notification. Furthermore, both systems offer producers and users of substances and chemicals a number of options and advantages.
Below is a list of the differences and advantages of the two systems and a list of what should be registered in the two systems.
REACH - registration
- Is a European system
- Has been established for registration and management of the use of chemical substances throughout Europe
- Is a system that is basically used to register individual substances only
- Provides information on how best to use a substance
- Provides information on others using, manufacturing and selling a substance
- Provides only a general overview of the amount of a particular substance used at any given time
- Requires everyone in the supplier chain to inform each other of any changes in the use of substances, dangers in relation to the use of substances, etc.
The Product Registry - notification
- Is a national authority tool enabling authorities to monitor the use of dangerous substances in Denmark and to target and balance chemicals policies
- Has been established to register the national use of dangerous chemical substances and materials
- Registers both individual substances and mixtures of substances (preparations)
- Provides detailed information on the amount of particular dangerous substances used at any given time
- Does not provide information on how best to use a substance
- Does not require users to inform each other
See differences and similarities between REACH and the Product Registry here.