REACH Testing and Regulations

BLC SVHC REACH Testing Services

At BLC, we offer REACH testing for a variety of product sectors including footwear, leather goods, accessories, garments and apparel, upholstery, toys, homeware and much more . . . BLC offers 3 types of REACH compliance tests:

1. REACH SVHC testing and screening service

BLC can test your consumer products for the presence of the latest published SVHC list.

2. Annex XVII testing for legal compliance

BLC can test every material in each product sold and manufactured within Europe for compliance with REACH legislation.

3. Smart testing for REACH compliance 

BLC offers a smart testing service for REACH which can save your business significant testing costs.

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What is SVHC REACH testing?

REACH testing is the testing of products manufactured, imported or retailed in the European Union against REACH Regulation. REACH Regulation is a European Union Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. REACH aims to give industry greater knowledge about the chemicals it uses and ultimately this contributes to the prevention of health problems caused by exposure to chemicals.

Risks of non-compliance to your business

A large number of chemicals listed under REACH are substances of very high concern (SVHCs) due to their carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic (to reproduction) properties. In addition to this, certain listed chemicals are categorised as PBTs (persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic), and vPvBs (very persistent, very bioaccumulative) meaning that they have adverse effects on both human health and the environment.

Why carry out REACH testing and analysis on consumer products?

REACH covers all chemical substances manufactured in, or imported into the EU in quantities of 1 tonne per year or more. Registration under REACH is for substances only, however, the provisions of the regulation apply to the manufacture, placing on the market or use of substances on their own, in preparations or in articles. Following this the ECHA checks all registration dossiers for completeness and decides whether additional testing is necessary. For those chemical substances deemed to be of very high concern (SVHCs) an authorization and restriction process may be required.

Products may need to be tested at an independent laboratory in order to ensure REACH testing compliance. SVHC test screening and risk assessments are important tools in managing risk.

Why choose BLC to conduct your REACH testing and analysis?

  • One of the fastest testing laboratories in Europe
  • Experts in chemical testing and compliance – over 95 years’ experience
  • Technical support and guidance if and when failures occur
  • Solutions to cleanse and reduce toxic chemicals from your supply chain
  • Expert advice and solutions on legislation and supply chain compliance
  • Access to chemical supply chain specifications

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