On December 13, 2006, the European Union (EU) Parliament adopted the regulatory framework for Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) - Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, effective on December 1, 2008.
In order to cover all of JSC “Yaroslavskiy Tekhnicheskiy Uglerod named after V.U. Orlov” (aka JSC “YTU”) carbon black products imported into the European Union, JSC “YTU” has appointed it’s Only Representative (OR) – company “Makrochem Spolka z ograniczona odpowiedzialnoscia”:
Poland, 20 – 150 Lublin, Bursaki 19 Street
Tel.: + 48 81 7478819
Fax: + 48 81 7470602
On August, 2010 the Only representative of JSC “YTU” has performed the registration of substance “Carbon black” (EC#215-609-9, CAS#1333-86-4) jointly with Consortium for carbon black registration (www.cb4reach.eu). Lead registrant is Evonik Degussa GmbH.
Registration reference number: 01-2119384822-32-XXXX
According to Article 14 paragraph 4 sentence 1 of the REACH regulation, a chemical safety assessment must include an exposure assessment including the generation of exposure scenario(s) (or the identification of relevant use and exposure categories if appropriate), exposure estimation and risk characterisation if the substance is classified as dangerous in accordance with Directive 67/548/EEC respectively Regulation 1272/2008/EC on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) or is assessed to be persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) or very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB).
Carbon black is not classified as hazardous or assessed to be PBT or vPvB that means no exposure assessment is required for this substance and the communication of uses and exposures along the supply chain are not required according to the REACH regulation.
Please be informed that using the carbon black as a pigment in tattoo colours for humans is not covered by the joint registration filed by the Lead Registrant.
Please also note that carbon black used for cosmetics, medical, food or food contact applications are regulated by specific legislations other than REACH. The health aspects for this kind of applications are consequently out of the scope of the REACH (see Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18/12/2006, Title I, Chapter 1, Article 2) and compliance with these specific regulations still applies.
According to Article 31.1 of the REACH Regulation, a Safety Data Sheet must be provided for hazardous substances or preparations. Updated, expanded SDSs for hazardous substances (i.e., with substance classified according to the Classification, Labeling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) and with exposure scenario and Risk Management measures for all identified uses) must be provided by December 1, 2010. At the moment JSC “YTU” has updated its carbon black product SDSs and made them compliant with requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 and Regulation (EU) No. 453/2010, however, as carbon black is neither classified according to the European Directive 67/548/EEC nor CLP Regulation, no exposure scenario has been developed. The current version of JSC “YTU” product SDSs on various languages can be found below.
JSC “YTU” wants you to know that carbon black does not present significant safety, health, or environmental risk. Safety, health, and environmental issues associated with the use of carbon black are easily manageable by the application of standard occupational safety, health, and environmental practices.
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