An article published on September 5, 2014 by the news provider euronews suggests that the European chemical regulation REACH may benefit small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The article reports on a producer of phthalate-free polyvinyl chloride plastic (PVC) using REACH to find an alternative to phthalates for its PVC products. In the article, Andy Douglas, Managing Director of Gemini Adhesives Group argues that “understanding the REACH regulations, tak[ing] advantage of free advice from experts, and look[ing] for business opportunities using safer chemicals” can lead SMEs to be very successful while complying with REACH.

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Euronews (September 5, 2014). “The business benefits of EU chemical regulation.