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Making REACH less threatening for EU suppliers and downstream users- Current activities of TEGEWA related to leather chemicals -

Dr Alex Föller

Director TEGEWA

COTANCE Round Table - 27 October 2008 - Bologna - Alex Föller

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TEGEWA = Association of manufacturers of

Performance chemicalsand auxiliariesfor industrial downstream users- substances- polymers- mixtures- reaction masses- preparations

- surfactants - paper chemicals,- textile auxiliaries - leather and fur auxiliaries,- colourants for leather, textile, paper- complexing agents,- antimicrobial products,- polymeric flocculants,- cosmetic raw materials,- pharmaceutical excipients- and allied products

COTANCE Round Table - 27 October 2008 - Bologna - Alex Föller

key questions for downstream users
Key questions for Downstream users
  • Will REACH costs of the supplier be passed on along the supply chain?
  • Will substances / formulations been withdrawn from the EU markets?
  • Will suppliers of substances consider the uses within the leather manufacturing by providing appropriate Exposure scenario for the downstream communication?
  • Will leather manufacturers have to consider specific duties under REACH?

COTANCE Round Table - 27 October 2008 - Bologna - Alex Föller

impact on the product price

Price

Testing costs per product

Sales price, apportionment of reg. costs for 5 years

per kg

1.40 €

2.44 €

1.89 € (+35%)

Quantity

40 t/a

56,000 €

97,600 €

Impact on the product price

The impact on calculation, example: water repelling agent for the leather industry (on the basis of the REACH text according to COM proposal 2003)

COTANCE Round Table - 27 October 2008 - Bologna - Alex Föller

s tanda rd fees
Standard feesRegistration fees

-25 %

Reduced fees for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (case of ≥ 1,000 t)

-30 %

-60 %

-90 %

COTANCE Round Table - 27 October 2008 - Bologna - Alex Föller

current activities
Current activities

TEGEWA  support members to implement REACH

  • TEGEWA/CESIO model agreementsforconsortiaformation (‚Redeker model agreements‘)
  • Support pre-registrationforauxiliariesandspecialtychemicalswhichneedidentificationandgrouping
  • Implementationof an organisationandselectionofconsultantsforprojectmanagementandadministrationofco-operations
  • Other activities – branch-specificexposurescenario, platformtoexchangeinformationandexperiences

COTANCE Round Table - 27 October 2008 - Bologna - Alex Föller

support of pre registration activities
Support of pre-registration activities

…in the field of leather chemicals

  • „Strategy“ forpre-registrationoffatliquors on thebasisof
    • Fishoils
    • Animaloils (exceptfish)
    • Vegetableoils
  • More than300substanceshaveinitiallybeenreportedto TEGEWA…
  • …which will probablybe registered withinsome20co-operations

COTANCE Round Table - 27 October 2008 - Bologna - Alex Föller

exposure scenario
Exposure scenario

…in the field of leather chemicals

  • Elaboration offiveExposurescenario relevant to different stagesoftheleathermanufacturingprocess
  • …projectsupportedbysuppliersandtanners
  • …final reportavailablesoon
  • …guidancescanbederivedfromthe final reporttobeusedbysuppliersandtheircustomers

COTANCE Round Table - 27 October 2008 - Bologna - Alex Föller

co operation tegewa aispec
Co-operation TEGEWA - AISPEC

…in the field of leather chemicals

  • Aim: todevelopmentstandardsolutions (bestcase)
  • …commonstrategyforpre-registration
  • …informationexchange on thedevelopmentofExposurescenario
  • …common sense on open questions, e. g. pre-registrationforCaseinatesappropriateor not?

COTANCE Round Table - 27 October 2008 - Bologna - Alex Föller

duties of manufacturers of articles
Duties of manufacturers of articles
  • Major requests from manufacturers of articles and retailers: REACH par. 7 and 33

- par. 7 (1): Intended release  (pre-)registration

- par. 7 (2): SVHC substances  notification

- par. 33: SVHC substances  consumer rights to know

COTANCE Round Table - 27 October 2008 - Bologna - Alex Föller

reach impact on the portfolio strategies
REACH – Impact on the portfolio strategies

Withdrawal of substances due to registration …

…some conclusions (1)

  • Assumption: all existing chemical substances will bepre-registered, as companies want to support and maintain their current markets (even if some companies may abstain from pre-registration in single cases)
  • It may as well be expected that large-volume substances (≥ 1,000 t) will be registered (question: will each use be covered in the registration dossier?)
  • Thus, no severe changings in the EU substance portfolio to be expected before 2013.

COTANCE Round Table - 27 October 2008 - Bologna - Alex Föller

reach impact on the portfolio strategies1
REACH – Impact on the portfolio strategies

Withdrawal of substances due to registration …some conclusions (2) – What will happen beyond 2013?

  • Will ECHA be able to cope with all claims and demands in time (registration dossiers and evaluation of the large volume substances, authorization)?
  • Will the Review of the regulation (2011 or 2012?) affect the conditions for the registration of the small volume substances…in a positive way?
  • Will industry as well as authorities be in a better shape (learning curve) to get along with the registration duties?

COTANCE Round Table - 27 October 2008 - Bologna - Alex Föller

reach impact on the portfolio strategies2
REACH – Impact on the portfolio strategies

Withdrawal of substances due to registration…some conclusions (3) – What will happen beyond 2013?

  • What is the overall market situation beyond 2013?
  • Will other regions of the world copy REACH?
  • …or will they produce better regulations?

 very difficult to forecast the withdrawal of small volume substances due to REACH

COTANCE Round Table - 27 October 2008 - Bologna - Alex Föller

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Thank you very much for your attention

Any questions?

Dr Alex Föller

Verband TEGEWA e. V.

Frankfurt, Germany

Phone +49 – 69 – 2556 1339

[email protected]

COTANCE Round Table - 27 October 2008 - Bologna - Alex Föller

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