Many small and medium-sized companies are at the forefront of advances in materials and product technology – at least for now.
The inclusion of small-volume chemicals in the REACH regulations from 2018, though, threatens to drive many of these pioneering players out of business.
The concern is that smaller companies will be much less able to afford the cost of registration than their much larger multinational competitors with far greater experience and resources to meet the new requirements.
How do you think the new REACH rules will impact small and medium sized companies in the rubber industry from 2018?
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