The federal institute of occupational safety and health (BAuA) publishes Brochures concerning REACH. Of ten published brochures in German "REACH-Info 6: Articles - Requirements for Producers, Importers and Distributors" is also available in English.
The brochures can be downloaded as pdf-files.
REACH-Info 6: Articles - Requirements for Producers, Importers and Distributors
In the case of articles, questions arise under the REACH Regulation about how to differentiate between the term article and the terms substance and mixture. In addition, companies that produce or supply
articles have obligations to inform their recipients, who can be processors, distributors, users of articles or consumers. In certain cases, they also have obligations towards the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
This brochure provides information on the various obligations of producers, importers and suppliers of articles under the REACH Regulation and provides a number of answers to the question of when an object is a substance or a mixture and when it is an article.
This is the second, revised edition. The brochure was updated and information added on the principle of "Once an Article – Always an Article".
Articles - Requirements for Producers, Importers and Distributors
1. edition. Dortmund: 2014.
(Broschure: REACH Info, REACH Info 6)
ISBN: 978-3-88261-147-2, 52 pages, PDF file