REACH and Innovation in Sealant Formulation

Time: 11:20 - 11:40

Date: 23 May 2018

Theatre: Seminar Room 2

23-may-2018 11:20 23-may-2018 11:40 Europe/London REACH and Innovation in Sealant Formulation

The European REACH regulation on the use of chemicals reached an important milestone on September 21, 2017 – known as the sunset date -, when the need for authorizations for some critical compounds came into force. Above and beyond the technical challenges the regulation raises, this paper looks at whether its implementation has proved to… Read more »

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The European REACH regulation on the use of chemicals reached an important milestone on September 21, 2017 – known as the sunset date -, when the need for authorizations for some critical compounds came into force. Above and beyond the technical challenges the regulation raises, this paper looks at whether its implementation has proved to be a powerful driving-force for innovation or whether the REACH ‘monster’ has and will continue to devour EU innovation. In particular it looks at the claims that chemical companies now spend more money on regulatory compliance than innovation at a time when Europe is struggling to compete on global markets, and looks at what is actually meant by innovation, and what is likely to impact sealant formulators in future.

Speakers

  • Lorna Williams Technical Consultant & BASA Secretary - Williams Consultancy Professionals / British Adhesives & Sealants Association

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