REACH is the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances. The law entered into force on 1st June 2007 and substantially reformed the European chemical legislation.

The objective of REACH is to harmonize European chemical laws, to screen and evaluate specific risks related to chemical products as well as to significantly improve the protection of people and the environment against any harm potentially arising from chemical substances.

The obligations established by REACH mainly concern manufacturers and importers who deal with chemical substances and chemical blends in quantities above 1 tonne within the European Union.

As a European distributor for raw material specialities, VELOX cooperates very closely with its partners in order to develop common solutions for the complex tasks resulting from REACH. As a member of the European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc) as well as the German Verband für Chemiehandel (VCH) we have direct access to information on the latest changes in the regulatory environment as well as on upcoming trends on related issues. Consequently we are able to prepare for implementation of these changes at an early stage, in order to permanently ensure the availability of our products for our customers.

Do not hesitate to call our own REACH team with any questions you may have:
T: +49 40 369 688 70
You can also email your queries to reach(at)

Useful links:
ECHA (European Chemicals Agency)
REACH-CLP Helpdesk Germany