Sioen Chemicals / Technology
All production of the Chemicals Division is centralized in Bornem (B) and in Lomme (F). The old buildings of the former EMB in Bornem have been completely replaced by new ones, equipped with modern machines.
There we produce pigment pastes, varnishes and inks. At our French facility (Richard Colorants), we produce pigments for D-.I-.Y. stores.
We use high-speed mixers and dissolvers for the dispersion of pigment pastes. The advanced infrastructure allows us to process a wide range of (potentially dangerous) chemicals. Here too we meet the most stringent health and safety requirements. Our R&D centers are equipped with lab versions of our industrial installations, allowing rapid scaling up from lab to industrial manufacturing.
REACH is the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use. It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and, Restriction of Chemical substances.
There is a general obligation for manufacturers and importers of substances to submit a registration to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA in Helsinki) for each substance manufactured or imported. If a company fails to register a substance it means that this company is no longer allowed to manufacture or import this substance. Companies that fail to register, but continue to place substances on the market face enforcement actions and legal consequences.
This applies equally for companies that import such products.
Reach aims to enhance human health and environment through a better and faster identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. We guarantee that all chemicals we use are REACH registered.