10 November 2008 10:09 [Source: ICIS news]
MOSCOW (ICIS news)--Russia's Sibur has completed the pre-registration of all 77 chemical and petrochemical products currently exported to the EU according to the EU's Reach chemicals control scheme, Sibur said in a statement on Monday.
The pre-registration will allow Sibur to continue to export chemical and petrochemical products to the EU from 1 January 2009, the company said.
The Reach scheme stands for the registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals.
The Siberian Urals Petrochemical Company, or Sibur, controls some 100 companies – around one-sixth of ?xml:namespace>
In 2008, Sibur said it aims to produce 2.17m tonnes of monomers, up 9% year on year; 507,000 tonnes of polymers, up 1% year on year; 595,000 tonnes of synthetic rubber, up 7% year on year; and 1.66m tonnes of mineral fertilizers, up 4% year on year.
In recent years, Russian government officials have repeatedly pledged to bring the country's system to evaluate chemicals closer in line with Reach standards.
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