ASTM Publishes REACH Standard PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 June 2008 07:49
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, PA – A new ASTM International standard details methods for complying with the EU’s REACH rules.
ASTM F2725, Standard Guide for European Union’s Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals Supply Chain Information Exchange, provides step-by-step instruction throughout the inventory process, including planning and processing orders; handling; and transporting and storing of all materials purchased, processed or distributed among players on the chain to fulfill compliance requirements.
The standard also includes case studies to show the process of exchanging data for three representative scenarios.
REACH, an acronym for Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals, outlines mandatory regulatory systems for companies doing business in Europe.
Other initiatives discussed during Committee F40’s recent meeting in Brussels were the development of a new x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy test method that describes a procedure for identification and quantification of restricted substances in polymeric materials, and updates to ASTM F2576, Standard Terminology Relating to Declarable Substances in Materials.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2008 07:50


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