The products of the Arkema group registered throughout the world

Some countries have inventories of products authorized to be sold. The products of the Arkema group are registered in many of these inventories. Arkema’s experts submit new notifications and are supported by its subsidiaries and a network of consultants.

The sale of chemical products in some countries or regions in the world requires registration in master lists referred to as inventories. Some countries and regions have several inventories.

Due to its history and worldwide presence, the products of the Arkema group are registered in most of these inventories. However, each time that a new product is launched or that an existing product is sold in a new country, it is necessary to initiate a registration process.

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The eleven countries which have an inventory

  • Europe (EINECS, ELINCS, NLP)
  • United States (TSCA)
  • Canada (DSL, DNSL)
  • Australia (AICS)
  • Japan (ENCS, ISHL)
  • Korea (KECI)
  • Philippines (PICCS)
  • China (IECSC)
  • New Zealand (NZIOC)
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey

Other inventories are currently being created.

 

The registration formalities for a product not yet registered vary according to the country or region. In some cases, it is required to provide a very detailed dossier which includes the physico-chemical, toxicological and ecotoxicological characteristics of the product. Sometimes a risk assessment is also required. The registration process may take a few weeks or up to several years. Exemption procedures may apply depending on the nature of the product.

The submission of the dossiers is managed by experts…

Arkema’s dossiers are prepared by experts in regulatory affairs, toxicology and ecotoxicology, who work closely with the country subsidiaries and/or a network of local consultants. In order to speed up the submission of the files, they use the Group’s central database which contains all product characteristics.

…involved in international programs

In addition to its regulatory obligations, the Arkema group contributes to several international programs for the evaluation of chemical products:

  • High Production Volume Chemicals (HPV) under the authority of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD),
  • Global Product Strategy (GPS).