The Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of December 18, 2006 (EU-REGULATION) on the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) requires manufacturers and/or importers of chemicals and/or materials containing such chemicals to pre-register and register those at the European Chemicals Agency/Helsinki (ECHA) within the deadlines and according to a procedure prescribed in the EU-REGULATION. For this purpose a Consortium for Carbon Black has been formed.


The CB4REACH consortium is not competent to support individual companies in their REACH registration and cannot assist with general questions regarding REACH (Dossier updates, nanoform-related information, etc.).
Its role and obligations are limited to the registration of Carbon Black as described on the webpage https://www.cb4reach.eu/. The Consortium will answer questions on CB only by referring to the webpage https://www.cb4reach.eu/, where all relevant information for a joint submission is published. For further information and clarification, we encourage you to contact your national REACH helpdesk or the European Chemical Agency (ECHA).

2020-01-08 / NANO – CB Dossier update

The Consortium together with the Lead Registrant is actively working on addressing the requirements imposed on registrants of substances with nanoforms by Regulation EU 2018/1881. We see this as a stepwise and iterative process which begins with the imperative identification of the respective (nano) forms and justified sets thereof for carbon black. The Consortium is currently at this stage of the process. Upon completion hereof, we will be able to map where gaps in the data exists, if any, and design a plan to address these gaps. Hence it is not possible currently to make a forecast of when a CSR addressing fully, the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2018/1881 will be available as we do not know yet if and which kinds of gaps may exist in the dossier. Compounding the situation is the rather late publication (December 2019) of ECHA’s Guidance on nanoform characterisation as well as a lack of guidance that reflects today’s state of affairs as regards the recently adopted nano-related changes to the annexes of REACH for the human health and environmental endpoints.

Rest assured that upon completion of its work on (nano)form identification, the consortium will inform the joint submission members of the preliminarily defined set(s) of (nano)forms relevant for the carbon black dossier and if indicated, any additional study that will need to be carried out. Based on feedback from the co-registrants, the boundaries of the set(s) may be readjusted, where feasible.


ECHA has terminated the dossier compliance process; citing the arguments the CB4REACH Consortium submitted to ECHA on the draft decision. ECHA has informed the lead registrant that it plans to open a new dossier compliance process for the carbon black dossier after 7 January 2020, when it expects that the carbon back dossier will have been updated with information addressing requirements for nanomaterials in accordance with Commission regulation (EU) 1881/2019 of 3 December 2018 - amending Regulation (EC) No 1907 / 2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards Annexes I, III,VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, and XII to address nanoforms of substances.

2019-11-27 / Evaluation CB

CB listed on CoRAP; start of the evaluation was postponed to 2022 (Draft Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) update for years 2020-2022 Echa Europe Information)

2019-04-17 / new SIEF Information letter

Compliance of the Carbon Black REACh dossier with the amendments for nanomaterials in accordance with COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2018/1881

ECHA prepared a draft decision on a compliance check

2018-10-22 / Evaluation CB

CB listed on CoRAP; start of the evaluation 2021

IMPORTANT: For communication with the joint submission members and the co-registrants, only the contact data from REACH -IT will be used, thus it is important that the email address of each joint submission member is valid.  It is in the responsibility of every joint submission member to update his contact data in  REACH-IT when necessary.