REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) is the European Union (EU) Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals


It entered into force in June 1st, 2007 replacing the former legislative framework for chemicals in the EU.

REACH applies to substances manufactured or imported into the EU in quantities of 1 tonne per year or more. It covers substances on their own, in a preparation or in an article manufactured, imported, placed on the market or used.

REACH Registration Deadlines

Substances can be categorized into two groups under REACH: phase-in substances and non phase-in substances. Each group has different REACH registration deadlines.

Phase-in substances: ("existing substances") Substances classified as CMR1/2 or R50/53(100t/y+)need to be registered before 30 Nov 2010 (see next diagram).

Non phase-in substances: ("new substances not covered by the definition of a phase in substance") need to be registered immediately before being placed in the EU mark

SETAŞ and REACH registration

With its three facilities located in Turkey, Setaş is a leader company in textile dyes and auxiliaries manufacturing industry. Setaş ensures to fulfill its legal REACH obligations with its experienced staff on REACH regulatory compliance.

As of May 31st, 2018 deadline registrations of the substances that are exported to EU above 1 ton/year have been completed in association with European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the testing will be in progress for the products that are newly presented to EU market. Setaş declared full compliance with the REACH regulation by meeting the requirements of existing and brand new customers in related sectors.

All required analytical tests for registration are performed by in-house accredited laboratory as per ISO 17025 standard. Setaş manages its chemicals with high quality ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system that could provide an accurate supply chain management.

Additionally, In accordance with REACH Regulation, Setaş is also monitoring the list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) published by the ECHA on 28 October 2008 and its annexes and updates, as well as the Council of Europe's implementations of limits on perilous substances embedded in Annex XVII of the REACH regulation.