Trust Chem - Organic Pigments - dry powder

REACH

Within our industry companies are responsible for providing information on chemicals, and the risks and safe use of chemical substances that are manufactured or imported in the EU. Under the REACH regulation companies register this information. REACH stimulates the development of safer chemicals and restricts the use of most of the  hazardous chemicals

When REACH is fully in force, it will require all companies manufacturing or importing chemical substances into the European Union in quantities of one ton or more annually to register these substances within the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

Supply of substances to the European market which have not been registered is illegal. This is known in REACH as "no data, no market".
The final registration (> 1T per year) needs to be completed before June 1st , 2018. In other words this deadline is approaching fast and definitely needs to be considered when starting new development projects.

Trust Chem and REACH

When Trust Chem Europe was founded on August 1st , 2008, priority #1 was to start the REACH registration process. From that moment on Trust Chem has been working in the frontline on registrations for their organic pigments. A team of experts have been fulltime involved and they reformulated all raw materials and intermediates to REACH (EINECS) compliant types.

So far 67 organic pigments have been fully registered representing approximately 265 different Trust Chem products. Over 200 substances have been pre-registered, representing about 71 pigments, and the goal is to fully register the entire Trust Chem product range.

The advantages for our customers:

  • No need to reformulate with the 2018 deadline coming near.
  • Saving valuable lab time.
  • Trust Chem as your reliable partner for security of supply.
  • Avoiding risk of impurities
  • Commitment to all aspects of safety through the supply chain

Together with Trust Chem into the future

Our customers can rely on Trust Chem as the secure and reliable long term supplier and business partner.

Not just because of the fact that our REACH policy is clear, transparent and secured for the long term , but also because of our broad range of products with the highest possible quality standard.

 

HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT

Trust Chem and its employees are dedicated to protecting and caring for our local and global environment. Our on-going investment reflects our long-term commitment to strong environmental, health and safety management. This is demonstrated, amongst others, by the creation of a systematic approach to managing waste, compliance with environmental regulations, as well as the development of systems to reduce energy consumption and conserve water. In addition, we have also taken work-safety management steps and put in place procedures in other areas of work to safeguard the health, safety and well-being of our employees.

 

Sustainability

Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility are important topics for Trust Chem. We are committed to making our production processes for organic pigments and operations more sustainable. Sustainability is therefore firmly anchored in our regular business and production processes. We are constantly looking for ways to encourage innovations that will drive energy and resource efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop a more sustainable infrastructure.

We have implemented various processes to reduce potentially adverse effects on the environment. We have invested significantly in improving sustainability within our operations. Examples of environmental protection investments include:

-          Oil furnace desulphurisation dust removers

-          Tail gas burners

-          Tail gas absorbers

-          Waste water treatment plants

-          Solvent recovery towers

Trust Chem has the experience and expertise to use our scientific knowledge to build in attributes at the early stages of product development that help protect or enhance human health, safety and the environment. Our plants and utilities are designed to the highest health, safety and environmental standards. Waste-water renewal and highly efficient reactors are part of our regular environmental focus at Trust Chem.

We are working continuously on further improving our processes and operations to contribute to a sustainable development by helping to meet the world’s growing energy needs in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways.

REsponsible care

Trust Chem Europe B.V. recognises its responsibility throughout the supply chain from source to solution, from producer to customer with our commitment to the Responsible Care programme. This programme strives to improve health, safety, and environmental performance within the chemical industry.

 

Product Quality

Trust Chem provides its customers with quality and product safety information that meets or exceeds industry standards:

- The Trust Chem QC department is equipped with the best testing equipment available.

- The Trust Chem QC department tests every batch to assess conformity with defined and agreed upon standards.As owner-operators of four pigment factories,which is an important guarantee of good and consistent supply towards our customers. Each batch comes with a Certificate of Analysis issued by Trust Chem.

- The Trust Chem application laboratory is able to develop products upon specific customer demand.

- Trust Chem regularly has its products tested for heavy metals and other hazardous contaminants at independent laboratories in Europe in order to ensure full compliance with international standards. The vast majority of our products have a purity that meets or exceeds the requirements of Italian Decreto Ministeriale (DM) 21/3/73, European Toy Norm 71-3, 71-5, 71-9, European Resolution AP(89) 1,  EU Directive 94/62/EC, U.S. CONEG Toxics in Packaging Legislation, EU Directive 2011/65/EC (RoHS), German BfR IX  and are listed on the French Positive List. Please contact your local specialist regarding the regulatory status of a specific product.

- Trust Chem offers a range of pigments approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under Title 21 CFR  §178.3297 for food contact. Please contact your local specialist regarding the regulatory status of a specific product.

- Trust Chem is an ISO 9001 certified company.