The REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) Authorization List has been updated to include 12 new substances, bringing the total to 43 substances. REACH is a European Union regulation that addresses the production and use of chemical substances to provide a high level of protection for human health and the environment.

Its remit also includes the enhancement of innovation within the EU chemicals industry, and to promote the use of alternative assessment methods. Granta Design will be incorporating the changes to the REACH Authorisation List in the July release of its Restricted Substances Data Module, which provides the database component of the GRANTA MI:Restricted Substances package.

The GRANTA MI:Restricted Substances package enables customers to combine in-house datasets on their materials and specifications, together with high-quality datasets provided by Granta on legislations and lists, restricted substances, engineering and coating materials, and industry specifications.

Using Granta analysis tools, a company’s material and process portfolio can be risk-assessed to identify compliance and obsolescence risks, enabling effective mitigation strategies to be put in place. Using Granta’s CAD and PLM integration tools, minimal risk and compliance can be ensured in new design, while other tools enable companies to risk-assess and produce compliance reports on legacy products.

The oversight and development of this package is in collaboration with the Environmental Materials Information Technology (EMIT) Consortium who have recently announced their latest new member, Bombardier Aerospace.

Beth Harlen

Beth is our Technical Marketing Communications Specialist at Granta. She holds a First Class Honours degree in Communications and has more than 10 years’ experience within technical, scientific and engineering sectors. Former editor of an international B2B magazine targeting modeling and engineering, high-performance computing, and life sciences. At present, Beth supports Granta applying her journalistic and technical background to convey the value of effective materials selection, analysis, and information management.
Beth Harlen

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