The only book to not only discuss the technicalities of the European REACH chemicals registration process, but also to directly address the resulting business risks and business solutions.
In this text for practitioners, the author pulls together the key knowledge needed to successfully run a business under REACH, distilling thousands of pages of official documentation, and incorporating experiences from different-sized enterprises in a global context.
Starting with the basics of the REACH framework, she explains the entire process on how to register with the European ECHA office with a particular emphasis on small and medium-sized businesses. Along the way, she describes key milestones and presents sample documents from real case studies. The final part of the book addresses strategies to ensure a reach-compliant operation, including recommendations for in-house processes as well as communicating with suppliers and downstream users.
As a result, managers in the pharmaceuticals and chemicals industries will learn how to operate their companies in full compliance with REACH standards.
Susanne Kamptmann works since several years as a REACH Manager for a chemical company with affiliates in Europe, Switzerland and India. She studied Chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe (Technische Hochschule) and did her PhD in the field of Organic Chemistry. Afterwards she worked on several research projects at university and also as a Postdoc in industry (Roche and DSM). After several years as a Group Leader Development she took another job opportunity and is now responsible for all REACH dealings in the company.