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REACH 2007

REACH is coming and it's here to stay. Hailed as the most intrusive piece of legislation to hit the European chemicals supply chain, its impact will be widespread and is likely to catalyse changes in chemicals policies in many other countries. While the chemicals industry supports the goals of REACH, its implementation will be all-consuming. The impact-assessment battle continues, but whether you're an importer, distributor, formulator or downstream user, you need to know what you're up against. The new regulations promise to bring about improvements in innovation and competitiveness in the EU chemicals industry, a more simple and ordered regulatory system, a reduced dependence on fossil fuels and cost savings in raw materials and lawsuits.REACH reverses the burden of proof and puts the responsibility on the producer and importer to show that substances are safe before they can be placed on the market. If conducted properly, REACH will restore consumer trust in chemicals used in consumer products which will have a knock-on effect throughout the whole chemicals supply chain. Rapra's first international conference on REACH, featured case studies from the likes of Degussa, Dow Corning, Clariant, Ineos Vinyls and MBDA as well as papers from respected legal firms Keller and Heckman LLP and Eversheds.
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SESSION 1 REACH: OBJECTIVES AND CURRENT STATUSPaper 1 KEYNOTE PAPER: An Update from the European CommissionOtto Linher, European Commission, BrusselsPaper 2 State of play and likely or actual changesAndrew Fasey, PTK Ltd, UKSESSION 2 PREPARING FOR REACH AND ITS IMPLICATIONSPaper 3 REACH Countdown has startedIneke Gubbels-van Hal, Ciba Expert Services, BelgiumPaper 4 Legal implications of REACH: obligations, pitfalls and practical guidanceLouise Howarth, Eversheds, UKPaper 5 The effect of REACH on the supply of chemicals in the EUCyril Jacquet, Keller and Heckman LLP, BelgiumPaper 6 Within REACH or still out of touch? What are the implications for substitution? Peter Chandler, Centre for process innovation, UKPaper 7 Developing strategies for complex registration involving oligmersMr. Paul Ashford & Mr. Paul Becker, Caleb Management Services, UkPaper 8 Chemical Substitution in PracticeStephen Lipworth, Royal Society of Chemistry, UKSESSION 3 INFLUENCE OF REACH ON THE POLYMER SECTORPaper 9 The effect of REACH on polymer materialsHerbert Estreicher, J.D. Ph.D., Keller and Heckman LLP, USAPaper 10 The impact of REACH on a coating supplier: real or perceived or unable to decide at present? Peter Oldring, Valspar Europe, UKPaper 11 The implications of REACH legislation for the PVC manufacturer and userChris Howick, Ineos Vinyls, UK & Jason Leadbitter, Hydro Polymers, UKPaper 12 REACH and flame retardants - how additive producers are preparing and caringMr Sander Kroon, supresta Netherlands & Dr. Adrian Beard, Clarinet GmbH &Chairman, European Flame Retardants AssociationPaper 13 REACH - A company's progress and perspective Mark Pemberton, Lucite International, UKPaper 14 The distributor's perspective - TBCDouglas Leech, Chemical Business Association, UKSESSION 4 CASE STUDIES FROM THE CHEMICALS SUPPLY CHAINPaper 15 CASE STUDY - The importance of supply chain dialogue in making REACH effectiveKeith Huckle, Dow Corning Corporation, BelgiumPaper 16 CASE STUDY - How to bring costs down by realising the OSOR principleDr. Volker Boerger, Schill Seilacher "Struktol" AG, GermanyPaper 17 CASE STUDY - How Degussa is preparing for REACHDr. Volker J Soballa, Degussa AG, GermanyPaper 18 CASE STUDY - What downstream users should be doing in order to both understand and mitigate the impact of REACH on their businessesSteve Doe, MBDA, UKPaper 19 REACH and the retailerPaul Wilkes, The Body Shop International, UKSESSION 5 FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONSPaper 20 REACH compliance costsSteffen Erler, REACHReady, UKPaper 21 Consortium management and other options to reduce costs under REACHDr. Wolfgang Ihme, RCC Ltd, SwitzerlandSESSION 6 TESTING, DATA COLLECTION AND INFORMATION SHARINGPaper 22 An overview of REACH testing requirementsDr. Derek J Knight, SafePharm Laboratories Ltd, UKPaper 23 Intelligent data collection strategies for chemical substances under REACHFrederick Verdonck & Marnix Vangheluwe, Euras, BelgiumPaper 24 REACH data sharing and consortia building - technical issuesMathew Curl, TSG Europe, UKSESSION 7 LESSONS LEARNED AND OPPORTUNITES FOR THE FUTUREPaper 25 Case studies highlighting specific approaches being taken to prepare for REACHDr. Irene Mc Grath, International, IrelandPaper 26 Opportunities for deep innovation in a post REACH worldNeville Hargreaves and Richard Miller, Chemistry Innovation Knowledge Transfer Network, UK

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