Environment and chemistry

Chemtec Chemicals B.V. is a manufacturer of chemical building products for the construction, painting and cleaning industries. The vast majority of our raw materials used fall under the new European regulation for chemical substances


The regulation entered into force on 1 June 2007. What is REACH Because little or nothing is known about the possible negative effects of chemical substances on humans and the environment, there is uncertainty about the quality and safety of living and working environments. Moreover, it appears that the information that is available is insufficiently communicated, i.e. there is insufficient communication from producer to buyer to consumer and vice versa. As a result, it is difficult for both producers and users to take responsibility. The purpose of REACH is to solve these problems.

The abbreviation for REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemical Substances. Specifically, REACH means that a company must know the risks and identify measures of all substances that it produces, processes or passes on to customers with the aim of promoting the safe use of chemical substances.

The purpose of REACH is to ensure a high level of safety for people and the environment in the production, transmission and processing of chemical substances. The responsibility for working safely shifts to business with REACH. REACH will make information available about used substances and improve communication about these substances (from producer to end user). This REACH objective fits in perfectly with the strategic business objectives of Chemtec Chemicals BV.

Anyone who professionally produces, imports, distributes or uses chemicals or preparations in the EU is covered by the new REACH regulations. Not only Chemtec itself but also our suppliers and you as our customer will be confronted with REACH.

Companies can play different roles (producer, importer, distributor, and / or user). Each individual role entails different obligations. A company must determine what role it plays within REACH. Chemtec also has different roles: - Chemtec in the role of distributor functions as a channel for information. We provide information about exposure scenarios and control measures to you as a user of our products through our Safety Data Sheets and MSDS Sheets. - We request information from our suppliers about the use of the chemical substances. The aim is to realize identified uses and to clarify the hazard aspects to the supplier.

But also you as our customer have their own responsibility under REACH. You must take the recommended risk mitigation measures into account. In addition, you must report the use of the chemicals to the supplier, including the information on exposure scenarios.

Chemtec Chemicals B.V. takes a proactive position in the approach of the REACH project. We will keep you informed of our progress. However, if you have any questions, please contact us at telephone number: 010-412 0974 or send an e-mail to info@chemtec.nl