General

REACH 1

Dear customers RUDOLF GmbH,

The new European chemicals policy (REACH) entered into force in June 2007. To smoothly implement the new regulation RUDOLF GROUP have thoroughly prepared for REACH in the past three years.

The first important step is the preregistration. All chemical substances (= substances affected by REACH) that must be registered have to be preregistered in the period 1 June - 1 December 2008. The preregistration is a prerequisite for taking advantage of the transitional periods until the final chemicals registration. Depending on the production volume of the ingredients of our textile auxiliaries, the registration will be effected between 2010 and 2018.

RUDOLF GROUP will have preregistered all their substances manufactured as well as directly imported ones. There is therefore no reason for changing our product range.

The registration requires to exchange information regarding exposures and risks when using textile auxiliaries and, if necessary, to report them to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). We will therefore possibly contact you in due course to find out about the use of our products, which is necessary to work out exposure scenarios.

We are your reliable partner in whom you can trust. This is part of our customer service.

Please contact our REACH IMPLEMENTATION TEAM at reach@rudolf.de for any questions you may have.

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RUDOLF REACH IMPLEMENTATION TEAM