Further to the Open Meeting on modified phenolic resins hosted by the European Phenolic Resins Association (EPRA) in mid-October, five companies have now committed to the formation of a REACH Consortium as a precautionary measure to co-ordinate the information on Phenol Formaldehyde Amino resins required to cover their obligations under the legislation, even though there is considerable evidence to suggest that these resins will fall under the polymer exemption.
The five initial member companies are Dynea Chemicals Oy, Ercros Industrial S.A., F.A.R. S.p.A, Fenolit d.d. and PA Resins AB, whose signature of the relevant Agreement was confirmed at the inaugural meeting of the Consortium in Brussels on 4th December.
In accordance with the rules of the Consortium, other eligible companies can join as founder members for a period of three months from these initial meetings – making the cut-off date 4th March 2009. Companies seeking to join the Consortium after that date will be subject to the rules for new members which will, amongst other things, require them to catch-up with funding commitments already made by existing members.
For more information on possible membership options, companies are advised to contact:
Dr Eckart Nausch