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Research & Development

About Chela Research & Development

With a dedicated research and development laboratory and scientists, the company is able to create new products or adapt existing ones for existing and prospective customers. The company’s four scientists have regular meetings to discuss development projects and new raw materials the latter to see if they offer any advantage over existing raw materials from the point of view of environment, performance or price and availability. New and changing regulations especially in the EU are discussed and the appropriate action taken. As well has having good technical qualifications the scientists have between them, a long and broad experience of the industry.

We use the latest chemical technology to develop bespoke products to meet the exact requirements or to produce products to solve a problem, taking into account environmental regulatory issues.

The products we produce are subjected to more and more control as time goes by. As well as control of the chemicals, packaging is increasingly becoming subject to environmental legislation. Correct labelling and production of safety sheets are an essential part of the service we offer as well as giving advice on other compliance issues. We are also able to recommend third party experts. Fisher Research also follows all of the important guidelines set out by REACH.

 

What is REACH?

REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. It came into force on 1st June 2007 and replaced a number of European Directives and Regulations with a single system.

REACH has several aims:

  1. To provide a high level of protection of human health and the environment from the use of chemicals.
  2. To make the people who place chemicals on the market (manufacturers [1] and importers [2] responsible for understanding and managing the risks associated with their use.)
  3. To allow the free movement of substances [3] on the EU market.
  4. To enhance innovation in and the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry.
  5. To promote the use of alternative methods for the assessment of the hazardous properties of substances e.g. quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR) and read across