Start of the Silicon SIEF

The sameness survey of Silicon according to the ID card provided ended at midnight on Friday, 3 April 2009.
A large majority of the opinions expressed for sameness was reached.
The statistics  below triggered the official start of the Silicon SIEF.
This SIEF is run by Euroalliages on behalf of Ferropem (Ferroatlantica Group) - SIEF Facilitator.

Results of sameness and status survey

Results of the sameness survey
Agreement to the ID card:           YES: 97 %
                                                  NO:   3%
Results of the status survey
Leading:                    4 %
Involved:                 15 %
Passive:                   53 %
Dormant:                 28 %

FERROPEM designated as Lead Registrant

FERROPEM confirmed as Lead Registrant

REACH requires the joint submission of data as a minimum for classification and labelling, study summaries and proposals for testing. The so-called “joint dossier” has to be submitted by a Lead Registrant on behalf of and with the agreement of the other registrants. Technically, only the Lead Registrant will submit the joint part of the dossier on the REACH IT system.

A 'lead registrant' must submit this information on behalf of all registrants of the same substance, unless they choose to opt out.

SIEF members need to be involved in the designation of the Lead Registrant.

FERROPEM, subsidiary of Grupo Ferroatlantica and n° 1 producer of Silicon metal in Europe, has agreed to shoulder the responsibilities involved in the task of Lead Registrant. In accordance with the responses of the SIEF member companies in 2009, FERROPEM's candidature was confirmed as Lead Registrant for silicon metal.