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IoPP Web Seminar to Address Europe’s REACH Regulations

If you ship packaged goods into Europe, if you supply packages or materials to customers who ship them to Europe, then REACH regulations may have an impact on your business. Now IoPP offers you a one-hour Web Seminar to help you be aware of the potential effects.

REACH is the acronym for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization of Chemicals, and the European Union is implementing it. As it focuses on chemicals, REACH may involve packaging through components such as inks, adhesives and even corrosion inhibitors.

The web seminar – called “Europe’s REACH Regulations: Impact on Packagers” -- will take place on October 17, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time. The format is Internet-based with telephone audio.

Here’s how the seminar gives information on the regulations:

Content
One hour seminar covers two areas:

Overview

  • What are the registration, evaluation, authorization and restrictions on the used of chemicals in the European Union?

  • What is the impact on businesses that make or ship products into the EU?

  • The shift in regulatory burden from government to industry.

Impact on Packaging
Requirements for IoPP web seminar to address Europe’s REACH regulations

  • If packaged goods are shipped into Europe or if material and package suppliers have customers who ship to articles imported into the EU.How regulations govern “substances in articles” – and those may include inks and adhesives on packages.

  • Requirements for monomers, polymers and intermediates.

  • Exemptions from the REACH requirements – such as when additives in polymers do not need to be registered.

Speaker
From Brussels, the speaker is Sebastien F. Louvion, an associate with Mayer Brown International LLP. The Brussels-based legal partnership has a practice focused on packaging regulations in Europe, and it is guiding major clients through the maze of this regulation.

For details and registration, visit www.iopp.org/webseminars. Or phone IoPP’s Education Hotline at 630-696-4010, e-mail [email protected].

About IoPP
The Institute of Packaging Professionals is the leading individual membership organization serving the educational needs of the packaging community. It is committed to providing continuing educational programs of interest and value to all packaging professionals. These programs cover all packaging-related areas of business and technology, as well as fundamental principles. The organization, its activities and operations, support the development of the best possible packaging programs and events.

For more information, please visit www.iopp.org.

 

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