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Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals

REACH legislation (EC 1907/2006) and SVHC statements

The REACH legislation (EC 1907/2006) came into force on June 1, 2007. The aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances.

Total is fully committed to supporting this objective and to making a positive contribution to the sustainable development of the European Chemical Industry. Total is also committed to maintaining and developing its business through the implementation of the regulation and is fully aware of all the requirements that REACH involves and has engaged the necessary human and financial resources to fulfill its responsibilities and realise its objectives. For any questions about the REACH regulation, please use the ECHA FAQ website.



The substances that Total produces or imports in the European Union, including monomers like ethylene, propylene and styrene were registered before December 1, 2010. The information about the registration status is reported on the substance safety data sheet available on Total Petrochemicals website. Under the regulation, polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene are exempted from registration.

Polymer grades are preparations and Total is downstream user of many substances used as raw materials. Total is working closely with the suppliers to ensure registration of the raw materials that it purchases or imports into the European Union. Total is quite confident of retaining the production and marketing of its polymers without any disruption.

Candidate list

SVHC statement (Substances of Very High Concern) for Polyethylene, Polypropylene and Polystyrene


Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and REACH

The European Union will move to a new classification and labeling system, CLP (Classification, Labeling and Packaging), which will be based on the United Nations Global Harmonization System, GHS.

Total has updated its safety data sheets according to the CLP effective date of December 1, 2010.

For Total polymers, which are preparations, the safety data sheets are already compliant with the CLP regulation.


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