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October  7, 2008
REACH - Only 55 Days Left Until End of the Pre-Registration Period!

Speakers for this event:

  • Peter Kölsch, Marketing Success Services, BASF  Learn More
  • Susanne Demharter, REACH Expert Success Services, BASF  Learn More
  • Dr. Dieter Drohmann, Managing Director, Chemservice GmbH  Learn More
  • REACH Pre-Registration Ends on Dec 1st - Are You Ready?

    Experts from BASF, the world’s leading chemical company will explain the different aspects of REACH, focusing on its specific impact on the affected industries and practice-based recommendations. The webinar is aimed at companies from all sectors, regardless of their size and position in the supply chain.


    This webinar will give participants the opportunity to profit directly from BASF’s expertise. BASF itself is affected by REACH, with a large number of substances and in every role – as a manufacturer, importer and downstream user – which is why it has worked with REACH from the very beginning and prepared intensively for its implementation. With its worldwide network of experts, BASF and their cooperation partners are in the position to make other companies “ready for REACH”.


    REACH is the new EU chemicals regulation which has entered into force on June 1, 2007. It is a system for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals. Not only manufacturers located in the EU are affected by the chemicals regulation. Manufacturers outside the EU must also come to terms with REACH if they want to market their products to the EU.


    Manufacturers outside the EU in principal have the possibility of having their substances from non-EU countries registered with the European Chemicals agency (ECHA) by their own agent (company) within the EU by importers or by an Only Representative (Article 8). Registration through importers, however, has certain disadvantages!  For example:


    • Several importers:  Considerable effort is required for coordination and communication between the non-EU manufacturer and the importers.
    • A single importer (sole importer):  All customers in the EU are restricted to one single supplier in order to purchase the manufacturer’s product.
    • Confidential data are passed on within the manufacturer’s own supply chain

    The following topics will be covered: 

    1. Preregistration, SIEF, PreConsortium
    1. Identification of substances
    1. Export of products and articles to the European Union
    1.  The Only Representative as Trustee – protecting CBI along the supply chain

        5.  REACH Cost Calculator

    Join this important session where the BASF Success Team will share best practices which companies can’t afford to miss!


    Download pdf - REACH in a Nutshell

    Download pdf - The Only Representative


    Manufacturers of chemicals in the U.S. which are exporting chemicals above 1 ton per year to the European Union

    • Sales & Marketing Managers responsible for exporting to Europe
    • CEOs responsible for exporting to Europe (in small to medium sized companies)
    • All employees who have responsibilities within REACH compliance
    • Product Stewards/Product Safety Heads

    Part 1 (June  3/08):  REACH - The European Chemicals Regulation and Its Relevance for U.S. Companies

    - Pre-registration and immediate actions required
    - Possibilities for non-EU manufacturers
    - Communication requirements

    Part 2 (October  7/08):  REACH - Only 55 Days Left Until End of the Pre-Registration Period

    - Pre-registration, SIEF, PreConsortium
    Identification of substances
    - Export of products and articles to the European Union
    - REACH cost calculator

    Part 3 (February  3/09):  REACH Exporters of Chemical Products to the European Union and Their Obligations Under REACH

    - REACH - The European Chemicals Regulation in a short overview
    Consequences and solutions for non - EU manufacturers
    - "Code Model", the non EU-supply chain with final export to the EU


    BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from oil and gas to chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals. As a reliable partner BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF has more than 95,000 employees and posted sales of almost €58 billion in 2007. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).

    Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com/


    Peter Kölsch, Marketing Success Services, BASF

    Peter Kölsch studied logistic management in Ludwigshafen/ Rhine. After receiving his certificate from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ludwigshafen in 1986 he joint BASF. He started his career in BASF at the logistic headquarter, followed as Regional Marketing Manager for agriculture products after a further study session which he completed as certified industry manager in 1989.

    In 1995 he became sales director for agriculture products at BASF, Moscow in the Russian Federation. Coming back in 1999, he was accountable to build up a toll manufacturing project in United Kingdom as Supply Chain Manager. 2003 he became the sales- and marketing management responsibility of leather chemicals for the region of Africa, Eastern Europe and Western Asia.

    Since beginning of 2007 he is managing the commercial activities of the BASF Success Team with focus on REACH services.

    Susanne Demharter, REACH Expert Success Services, BASF  

    Born in Freiburg, Germany, 1967, Susanne Demharter had an education in chemistry at the University of Freiburg.

    She received her PhD in 1995 in polymer science.

    In 1995 she started her career at BASF, Ludwigshafen, in the central department of research and development.

    Since 2001 Mrs. Demharter has been strongly committed to start REACH, the upcoming new European chemicals legislation. She was a member of the BASF REACH team until end of 2006 and during this time strongly engaged in the interpretation of REACH drafts and impact assessments on BASF. Furthermore Mrs. Demharter was also involved in negotiations on REACH with associations like CEFIC, VCI (German federation of chemical industry), with the European Commission and governmental bodies.

    As REACH expert, Mrs. Demharter is currently responsible for the coordination of the newly established BASF Success REACH consultancy.

      Dr. Dieter Drohmann, Managing Director, Chemservice GmbH  

    Dieter Drohmann (born 1963) holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences and has close to 20 years experience in international regulatory affairs and chemical control legislation. Lately, he worked more than 10 years for a major global polymer additives company, leading the European Regulatory Affairs department over this period.  During this time he was actively involved in industry consortia and chemical industry sector groups - like Cefic. Moreover, he gave lots of international presentations, wrote articles in books and journals and participated in several REACH implementation groups.  Now, he is representing non-EU manufacturers in REACH preconsortia.


    In 2007, Dr. Drohmann founded CHEMSERVICE, which entered the market to serve the chemical industry and the value chain of the chemical industry – from substance producers to users, converters, article producers, OEMs and retailers. Furthermore, Chemservice was established to help companies with the implementation of REACH and to offer non-EU manufacturers the “Only Representative” solution, as an easy way into the EU. The company is rapidly growing and has been contracted by many non-EU manufacturers to act on their behalf as Only Representative.

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