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Dow and REACH - Communicate Information on Uses to Dow


When you have reason to believe your use is not covered by Dow, you can request Dow to confirm that your use is covered or to include your use as an Identified Use, should your use not already be covered.

To receive confirmation on uses please contact our Customer Information Group
Customer Information Group
Tel: + 31 115 67 2626
Fax: + 31 115 67 2828
CIGEurope@dow.com
www.dow.com/assistance/dowcig.htm

When you have reason to believe your use is not covered by Dow, you can request Dow to confirm that your use is covered or to include your use as an Identified Use, should your use not already be covered.

In order to enable Dow to check whether your use is covered or to start the process to include your use as an Identified Use Dow needs information on your use. When describing your use, please take note of the instructions provided by Dow to check your use. As a minimum your request should contain the following information:

  • short title of use: this title should exemplify the application
  • valid combination of Use Descriptors:
    • for worker uses (industrial or professional)
       - (one or multiple) SU + (one or multiple) PROC
       - (one or multiple) SU + (one or multiple) PROC + (one or multiple) (PC and/or AC) 
    • for consumer uses:
       - one or multiple) SU + (one or multiple) (PC and/or AC)

Note that you do NOT need to provide information on the ERC. When evaluating your use, Dow will determine which ERC is most appropriate, based on the information you have provided.

 

Example 1: worker use: use title + combination of (set of) use descriptors:

Title
SU
PROC
PC
AC
Use in coatings, industrial
3
1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8a, 8b, 10, 13, 15
Not applicable
Not applicable

 

Example 2: worker use: use title + list of combinations of (individual) use descriptors:

Title
SU
PROC
PC
AC
Use in coatings, industrial 3 1 Not applicable Not applicable
  3 2 Not applicable Not applicable
  3 3 Not applicable Not applicable
  3 4 Not applicable Not applicable
  3 7 Not applicable Not applicable
  3 8a Not applicable Not applicable
  3 8b Not applicable Not applicable
  3 10 Not applicable Not applicable
3 13 Not applicable Not applicable
  3 15 Not applicable Not applicable

 

Example 3: consumer use: use title + list of combinations of (individual) use descriptors:

Title
SU
PROC
PC
AC
Use in coatings, industrial
21
Not applicable

9

Not applicable