ECHA launches new chemicals database

ECHA launches new chemicals…

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) maintains the largest chemicals database in the European Union, combining industry-submitted data with information generated in the EU’s regulatory processes. ECHA CHEM is the new solution to share with the public the growing amount of information hosted by the Agency.

In the first version of ECHA CHEM, you can find information from all the over 100 000 REACH registrations that companies have submitted to ECHA. Later this year, the database will be expanded with the redesigned Classification and Labelling Inventory, followed by the first set of regulatory lists.

"ECHA CHEM is a significant step forward in enhancing our service for sharing data on chemicals gathered through ECHA’s current activities. It makes the information available online within a stable system and in a user-friendly manner", said Mercedes Viñas, ECHA’s Director of Submissions and Interaction.

"ECHA CHEM has been designed to be flexible technical platform capable of handling large amounts of data, and adjustable for different needs arising for example from new tasks to be assigned to ECHA. So, one could say with the technological choices made ECHA CHEM is really a future-proof solution", said Kai Taka-aho, Director of Information Systems.

ECHA’s current Information on chemicals platform, launched in 2016, grew rapidly and contains today information on over 360 000 chemicals. In 2022, ECHA announced that it would create a new system for publishing chemicals data. ECHA CHEM allows the Agency to better handle the growing diversity and quantity of data, while taking advantage of technological advancements.