FACTORY Oil Technics

REACH & CLP Statement


REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals, which came into force in 2007.

REACH was devised as a single system to replace a number of older separate European Directives. The main purposes of REACH are:

  • to protect health of workers and the environment in regards to the use of hazardous chemicals
  • to ensure chemical manufacturers are responsible for managing any risks
  • to allow an integrated European system to help manage the free movement of chemicals throughout the EU.

Further information can be found on the HSE website here.

Oil Technics (Holdings) Ltd and their associated companies are fully aware of the EU REACH regulations and are fully committed to complying with all requirements of the legislation.

However, Oil Technics is not a prime manufacturer of chemicals but a formulator and blender of substances.

We have established links with our suppliers in order to confirm that all raw materials used by us are expected to be supported by REACH legislation.

At present, we do not use any raw materials which fall into the highest health and environment risk categories and, under REACH legislation, require authorisation. We shall therefore continue to pass on existing information through Safety Data Sheets (SDS) as required as part of REACH.

We anticipate that some of our customers will require supply chain information in order to prepare themselves for REACH and we will cooperate fully with any request with the aim to distribute information, wherever possible.



CLP, or the CLP Regulation, stands for Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures and refers to European Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.

CLP adopts the United Nations’ Globally Harmonised System on the classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS) although, unlike the GHS which is a voluntary agreement, is legally binding legislation throughout the EU.

CLP came into force on 20 January 2009 for chemical manufacturers and for formulators and blenders on the 1st June 2015 - Oil Technics worked hard to ensure that we fully complied with CLP legislation well before this deadline.

The adoption of CLP requires changes to the Risk and Safety Phrases - now retitled as Hazard and Precautionary Statements - and pictorial ideograms, changing from orange square ideograms to red diamonds.

Further information can be found on the HSE website here. 

If you have any questions on either CLP or REACH, please contact us or call on +44 (0) 1561 361515.