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How to process safe use information for mixtures in compliance with REACH?

Are you a formulator? Are you wondering how to deal in practice with the obligations to process the substance Exposure Scenario information into your Mixture SDS? 

How to process safe use information for mixtures in compliance with REACH is still in debate between Industry, ECHA and the European Commission. It has been on the agenda of the Exposure Scenario Exchange Network (ENES) with ECHA and Industry since ENES 5 (Nov 2013).

Cefic/ VCI launched their “top-down” Lead Component Identification (LCID) method at the ENES 7 (Nov 2014) and various sectors and DUCC work on their “bottom-up” methods (called SUMI’s) since the ENES 7 meeting.

Jongerius Consult and Caesar Consult have developed a generic SUMI approach to develop SUMI(s). It is providing a mixture chemical safety assessment (CSA) process and uses the relevant standardised sector specific mixture uses, typical operating conditions (OC) and risk management measures (RMM). The generic SUMI approach is field tested and optimized in some Industry pilots.

We believe that our generic SUMI approach is a practical solution for Formulators as well as for Registrants of mixture components and provide relevant mixture safe use information to the end users.

More details on our generic SUMI approach is included below.