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QPI provides REACH testing in Chinese based European Laboratory

by on May.24, 2010, under China QC Inspection Blog

REACH is a European Community Regulation, enforced from 1 June 2007. It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances.

Quality Products International – QPI, along with its laboratory partner Hanse Control, can provide fast, cost effective REACH, RoHS and WEEE testing in Dongguan, a city in heart of Guangdong’s Pearl River Delta manufacturing centre, in China.

This affords quicker and simpler access. QPI can easily sample items from various stages of production, and finished goods can often be tested and reported on before shipment.

The location means that samples can be sent from local factories or anywhere within China without customs complications, delays and extra expense of shipping the goods to Europe or even across the border to HK. It is also convenient for factories in other parts of Asia / The Far East.

The lab QPI partners most closely with, is owned and managed by Hanse Control of Germany. It provides the German quality and management standards, with local convenience and pricing.

Ask QPI how we can assist you or your Chinese / Asian factory with REACH, RoHS, EN71, WEEE and other tests.

More on Reach

REACH aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. At the same time, innovative capability and competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry should be enhanced. The benefits of the REACH system will come gradually, as more and more substances are phased into REACH.

The REACH Regulation gives greater responsibility to industry to manage the risks from chemicals and to provide safety information on the substances. Manufacturers and importers will be required to gather information on the properties of their chemical substances, which will allow their safe handling, and to register the information in a central database run by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki. The Agency will act as the central point in the REACH system: it will manage the databases necessary to operate the system, co-ordinate the in-depth evaluation of suspicious chemicals and run a public database in which consumers and professionals can find hazard information.

The Regulation also calls for the progressive substitution of the most dangerous chemicals when suitable alternatives have been identified. For more information read: REACH in Brief.

One of the main reasons for developing and adopting the REACH Regulation was that a large number of substances have been manufactured and placed on the market in Europe for many years, sometimes in very high amounts, and yet there is insufficient information on the hazards that they pose to human health and the environment. There is a need to fill these information gaps to ensure that industry is able to assess hazards and risks of the substances, and to identify and implement the risk management measures to protect humans and the environment.

From> EC Environment Site

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