Algea Lead registrant for Ascophyllum nodosum extract
Algea, a major producer of seaweed extracts, was the only company to register the Ascophyllum nodosum extract (EC 283-907-6) in 2010. Algea acted as Lead Registrant for this substance and successfully submitted the registration in November 2010.
In 2006, Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 was issued by the European Union, and became effective in June 2007. The REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) regulation streamlines and improves the former legislative framework for chemicals of the European Union (EU) and EEA countries.
According to REACH regulation, it is necessary for producers/importers to register chemical substances unless registered for other fields of use such as food, feed, biocides, plant protection, and medicine.
The Registration deadlines are based on tonnage bands and dangerous properties of the particular substance.
When more than one company must register the same substance, REACH requires that a Lead Registrant is appointed. The Lead Registrant generates the registration dossier and is the first one to register. The other companies then follow with a Joint Submission registration later on. This allows common data to be shared, thereby reducing costs for everybody.
Algea is now cooperating with other potential registrants in the SIEF (Substance Information Exchange Forum) for this substance, providing common data to be used by other potential registrants.
Thanks to its undisputed experience in seaweed based products for agriculture and feed, in the recent years also in food and cosmetics, Algea has continually invested in R&D and the REACH registration is one of the main results achieved.
This registration is a further confirmation of the validity and high levels of scientific research conducted by Algea and Valagro, its headquarter, and reinforces its credentials as a leader in its sector.