REACH - General Information

General customer information regarding REACH

REACH in general

The European regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 concerning "Registration, Evaluation, Accreditation and Restriction of Chemical Materials" (REACH), effective since June 1st 2007 demands the supply chain to register products which fall under certain criteria between June 1st 2008 and December 1st 2008.

Nonwovens -> articles

Nonwovens are classified as articles and need to be registered if they intend to release substances. For nonwovens that release substances unintentionally a notification is required (Art 7) respectively information shall be provided (Art. 33), if more than 0.1% of the nonwoven consists of this substance or more than 1 tonne of this substance is imported into the EU. Cerex Advanced Fabrics (CAF) and anowo ltd. are in the process of evaluating the product range accordingly.

Pre-registration through defined "only representative" -> CAF customers will become downstream users

CAF and anowo ltd. have decided to accomplish the pre-registration process through an only representative (Art. 8).

Therefore all EU-customers of CAF / anowo ltd. are downstream users and are not responsible concerning the pre-registration.


anowo ltd. will advise you in due course concerning additional information concerning our nonwoven fabrics
(Art. 33).

anowo ltd. / pob