REACH is a European regulation which deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances.
Producers of inorganic coagulants are covered by ReachCentrum’s Aluminium and Iron Salts REACH Consortium (known as AlFe). The AlFe REACH Consortium registered 11 Joint Submissions before 1 December 2010. The submissions included classification and labelling proposals and a joint chemical safety report template.
One of the provisions of REACH is the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP). Substances added to the CoRAP list are evaluated by a member state over a period of three years to determine their toxicity and whether restrictions are needed on the labelling or use of the substance. For example, aluminium sulfate and aluminum chloride were added to the REACH CoRAP list in 2013 and have been reviewed by the French authorities. INCOPA members have provided further information and updates to the dossiers