24 January 2011
NLMK complies REACH standard requirements
NLMK Group companies have successfully completed the registration of their products as required by Regulation EC No. 1907/2006 (REACH) planned for 2010.
Technical dossiers for the Group’s products were compiled using recommendations from consortiums created jointly by European and non-European companies to comply with the REACH Regulation requirements: Iron Platform, REACH for Coal Chemicals (R4CC) consortium, FARM REACH consortium, as well as European consulting companies. All registration dossiers were submitted to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) in November 2010.
Registration numbers and all necessary confirmations were received from ECHA for the following products:
- pig iron, ammonium sulphate and coal tar produced by Novolipetsk;
- ammonium sulphate and crude coal benzene produced by Altai-Koks.
Complying with European Union registration procedures for chemical substances allows NLMK Group to continue to export the above-listed products freely to the European market after December 1st, 2010.
NLMK Group companies plan to continue their REACH Regulation compliance activities for the entire mix of the Group’s products delivered to countries belonging to the European Economic Space.
The EU market is one of NLMK Group’s priority sales markets. It accounted for 22% of NLMK Group’s overall sales and 21% of revenues in Q3 2010.