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REACH Registration Types

REACH covers different types of registrations: either a standard registration (Article 10) or a limited registration for substances with intermediate uses only (Articles 17 and 18).

A substance can be registered for up to three of these registration types with one dossier.

Some background on these registration types:

Full registration: Any substance that is imported or manufactured per legal entity in tonnages of over 1 ton per year.

Product and Process Orientated Research and development (PPORD): Any scientific development of a product, or the further development of a substance on its own, in preparations or in articles, in the course of which pilot plant or production trials are used to develop the production process and/or to test the fields of application of the substance.

On-site isolated intermediate: A substance manufactured for or used for chemical processing in order to be transformed into another substance, the synthesis of which takes places on the same site which is operated by one or more legal entities.

Transported isolated intermediate: A substance manufactured for or used for chemical processing in order to be transformed into another substance, the synthesis of which is transported between or supplied to other sites.

Non-isolated intermediate: A substance that is manufactured solely for the purpose of being transformed into another substance (or synthesis) and is used up within this reaction. This type of intermediate is not intentionally removed from the synthesising equipment (except for sampling).

NONS registrations come from the previous regulation (the so called “new substance directive”) before REACH entered into force. On June 1st 2008 NONS was replaced by REACH and notifiers responsibilities under the NONS regulations were repealed. Substances that were notified under NONS and have a recognised notification number were transferred into REACH and are regarded as already having been registered (at the relevant tonnage band).

More detailed information about the different processes and or obligations can be found here.