What is reach testing? and What is reach compliance testing?

by Rahul G. Founder

What is REACH testing?

Reach testing is a European testing standard that has been devised keeping in mind the safety requirements of human and environmental well being. It specifies a list of materials that must be tested for any potential risk to its consumers and to the environment in general, it entails subsequent testing for Plastic products, Chemicals, Metals and metal articles, Toys, Packaging material, Coated Material, Finished Goods, Paint with other products apart from the above-mentioned categories of commodities. 

Due to concerns related to producer accountability on the use of hazardous substances, reach testing services are provided by reach testing laboratories giving in-depth analysis of safety concerns related to the substances which might violate the guidelines prescribed in the REACH manual.

REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of  Chemicals.

The fundamental of Reach works upon building a responsible attitude towards substances that are unfit from human and environmental degradation point of view and gradually discarding such substances by replacing them with alternatives that are more consumer and environment friendly. This attitude will not only help in reaping long term benefits of sustainable growth but will also be a step towards disposing of the social responsibility on the producers. 


The Regulation holds the producers accountable for ensuring that the substances used in consumer durables satisfy quality standards and are thereafter disposed of off safely, keeping the health of the environment intact, it rules the possibility of replacing the most dangerous chemicals (referred to as "substances of very high concern") as and when suitable alternatives are identified.

These standards mandated by the European Union have greater benefits to producers who comply by these since companies are becoming more and more competitive both domestically and globally henceforth there is an ardent need for producers to not fall in the regulatory purview of regulatory bodies and towards greater benefits of increased customer reach due to the responsible behaviour exhibited by such companies.

What is reach compliance testing? 

Reach compliance testing involves ascertaining the chemical composition of certain substances above the prescribed limits, even though it was a legislation that was followed throughout the European Union but now it has a global effect, it enables manufacturers to enter the EU market without worrying about fines and additional hassles.

The REACH regulation contains information regarding substances that are under scrutiny from Annex XVII (Restricted Substances such as 3 phthalates for toys and 6 phthalates for toys) when the toy can be placed in the mouth by children to the list of SVHC's or substances of very high concern, it is while conforming to these guidelines, that producer must ensure that products do not contain regulated substances above the legal limit, therefore a third party test is advisable for manufacturers.

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About Rahul G. Innovator     Founder

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