Fulfilment of REACH Regulation
The European Regulation 1907/2006/CE (a.k.a. REACH) modernizes the european legislation of chemical substances field, having as target a responsible use of the same, guaranteed by researches on environmental and human health impact and through an integrated registration, evaluation and authorization system controlled by the relevant Authority.
Starting from June 1st, 2008 and until December 1st, 2008, all Companies that produce and/or import chemical substances in quantity over 1 ton/year can proceed to pre-registration at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
Registration must be closed then during year 2010, 2013 or 2018 accordingly to quantity and hazard of chemical substances.
Achitex Group Companies has carefully followed the evolution of REACH Regulation and are actively do the best, in close cooperation with their supplier, to carry out the pre-registration of chemical substances under own responsibility, as single ones or as component of other formulations.
Minerva SpA and AlphaColor Due Srl has already terminated the pre-registration of pigment preparations and dyestuffs of their range.
Achitex Srl has also already started the pre-registration procedure at ECHA, for the chemical substances under own responsibility.
Opening of the new MINERVA and ALPHACOLOR site
On October 17, 2008 the new production plant and the new sales offices of Minerva S.p.A. and Alphacolor Due s.r.l. will be officially opened. Both new structures are located beside the existing Achitex Group site.
The foremost Authorities will attend, to remark the relevance of this new investment for the local and regional economy.
THE NEW PRODUCTION SITE
With a view to rationalising and optimising the Technical Assistance service, Laboratories and Production, building work has begun on a new site right next to current headquarters in Vaiano Cremasco.
The new 10,000 sq m. unit will house production of pigment dispersions, printing auxiliaries and specialties, a new warehouse, new offices and all the structures needed for the new size of the Achitex Group and for the growing requirements of its customers.
The Minerva division will move to the new site by August 2008, and will take advantage of modern and efficient machinery which will ensure the Achitex Group obtain better internal efficiency and as a result better customer service.
MINERVA SPA JOINS ACHITEX GROUP
Carrying on the enlarging and diversification policy started in these last years, a new company has joined what we can call by now "A.chi.tex group".
It is Minerva S.p.A., a world-famous leader in the pigment textile printing field with Minerprint trademark. In addition to the very wide product range, starting from the pigments, binders and thickeners, there are also the liquid dyestuffs for printing, such as vat and reactive ones and all the dye classes for dyeing.
Minerva commercial organization expanded in the most important world textile areas, together with A.chi.tex one, will allow the formation of considerable synergies offering to the customers a complete portfolio of products and experiences.