M. Holland Obtains REACH Compliance for Mtegrity Resin
Thermoplastic resin distributor M. Holland Co. has obtained Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) compliance for its proprietary Mtegrity line of materials. The certification granted by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) ensures that M. Holland’s European customers can be confident that their materials are compliant with EU regulation. This level of certification positions the company as a strategic business partner for European OEMs and plastics manufacturers, said M. Holland in the announcement.
“Europe continues to expand its sustainable initiatives in the plastics industry, leading the way for other regions,” said Jen Riley-Brady, Vice President, International for M. Holland. “The European market is a key focus area for M. Holland’s business growth, and this certification was a top priority for us, even through pandemic lockdowns.”
ECHA developed REACH certification to ensure that all companies working with chemicals, from suppliers to product manufacturers, provide a high level of human health and environmental protection with their materials, said M. Holland. To comply with the regulation, companies must identify and manage the risks linked to the substances they manufacture and market in the EU. Each organization must demonstrate to ECHA how the substance can be safely used and communicate the risk management measures to any users. The regulatory requirement became de-prioritized during the onset of pandemic-related supply chain issues, but it is now back in full effect and upheld by regular audits.
Mtegrity is one of M. Holland’s proprietary resins; its linear-low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) grades each carry REACH certification. These grades are used in applications for packaging, healthcare, automotive, and consumer goods, among other vertical markets.
Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, M. Holland distributes thermoplastic resins and ancillary materials to more than 4,000 customers globally each year.