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Petrobras and the REACH

Ensuring health and safety and environmental protection has propelled an increasing amount of supporters into motion around the world. It is by no mere chance that these are important issues in our strategic vision and in our performance in all markets in which we operate.

Aligned with these values, we are currently working on registering our products and substances under the new European regulation known as REACH.

What is REACH?

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals:
these are the keywords of the REACH acronym.

The European Parliament issued REACH in 2006 aiming to ensure a high level of protection to human health and to the environment. It also sought to drive the development of alternative methods of risk assessment of chemicals and to ensure their free circulation within the European Community, while enhancing competitiveness and innovation.

This regulation requires the European producers and importers of substances, products or articles containing chemicals used in Europe to adapt to the various requirements pertaining to safety, environment, and health. Consequently, foreign manufactures and product exporters to this continent are also affected by the new regulation.

It must be emphasized that the new rules cover the entire European Community. However, it is up to each country to enact laws dealing with the guarantees and penalties related to compliance with REACH in their respective territories.

The Registration

The first REACH implementation phase required the pre-registration of all chemicals marketed in Europe, under the penalty of precluding the marketing activities. In this initial phase, Petrobras pre-registered 83 chemical substances.

The next stage is the process of registering these substances based on two criteria: the amount placed on the market (produced or imported), and their risk to health and the environment. At that point, it is necessary to provide several pieces of information about the substances, such as:

  • physical and chemical characteristics
  • associated risks
  • means to solve accidents
  • form or handling
  • visual signs regarding the substances' hazards

REACH is not limited to registration. It is important to understand the project as a process that involves ongoing monitoring. Its implementation has already had repercussions in other parts of the world and requires changes be made to the regulations used to admit chemical substances in other countries on several continents.

Petrobras is attentive to and working on completing the registration process by the due dates. The first date on the registration timeline is December 1 2010. A new registration phase involving substances placed on the European territory at lower volumes is scheduled to begin in 2013. Petrobras is gearing up to act in this second challenge.

Substances Registered by Petrobras

Applying to register substances under REACH is legally restricted to European companies. Because of this, two companies installed in Europe are in charge of registering the substances Petrobras produces and trades on the European market: PIB BV (PETROBRAS INTERNATIONAL BRASPETRO B.V.) and PEL (PETROBRAS EUROPE LTD.), both belonging to the Petrobras System. PIB BV operates as an importer, while PEL is the Only Representative of Petrobras (Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - PETROBRAS) and of the Abreu e Lima S.A. Refinery, insofar as meeting the obligations as a registrar.

Due to the PIB BV spin-off and to the incorporation of PGT BV (Petrobras Global Trading BV), REACH registrations made originally by the former have now been transferred to the latter. PEL and PGT have made the registrations required under the terms of the REACH legislation, thus being in compliance with Phase II of Registration.

Check out the list of substances registered by Petrobras. Substance names are ordered according to the company that made the registration.

Registration of Benzene

Benzene is registered by PETROBRAS as an intermediate under REACH and is subject to reduced registration requirements. Buyers shall represent and warrant that the substance will be handled and used at all times only under strictly controlled conditions as defined in Article 18(4) of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH Regulation) and shall indemnify and hold PETROBRAS harmless against any losses, costs, damages or claims arising from Buyer's failure to do so. Buyer understands that in case the Product is sold to a third party a confirmation of strictly controlled conditions needs to be obtained from each third party.

Technical Sheets

Petrobras has developed a program to meet REACH and CLP, as required by the European legislation, proving its commitment and ability to respond to any requirement, question or inspection made by the authorities responsible for overseeing compliance with the rules.

Aiming to make sure the REACH requirements are met, Petrobras set guidelines and systematized a procedure to guide its trade activity insofar as complying with the European legislation is concerned.


SDS and eSDS

European Parliament Regulation No. 1907/2006 (REACH) and the CLP (Classification Labeling and Packaging - 1272/2008), the European legislation on the classification, labeling, and packaging of chemical substances and chemical product blends, determine the requirements and the content to be used to prepare the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) or Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). All countries that export products to Europe are required to follow these rules.

The MSDS/SDS is a document that contains information on the hazards and risks, transport, handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals, taking safety, the environment, and health into account. The main goal of the MSDS/SDS is not only to provide essential information about the risks a chemical poses to its users, but also on the management of such risk. All chemical substances marketed in the European territory must be accompanied by their respective SDS, pursuant to the CLP, regardless of registration. The substances registered under REACH that are manufactured in or imported to the European territory in amounts above 10 tons/year and rated as hazardous must also report the exposure scenarios describing the uses for which the substance has been registered and the protective measures to be taken by its users in an attachment. The sheet containing the exposure scenario is known as eSDS (Extended Safety Data Sheet).

In addition to adjusting the material data safety sheets for its products, PETROBRAS has made the required notifications regarding chemical substances and blends placed on the European market, as per the law, regardless of their being the subject of registration by force of REACH.

The following links provide the sheets (SDS or eSDS) for Petrobras products marketed on the European Union. The sheets are grouped per language and the company that submitted the registration: PIB BV (PETROBRAS INTERNATIONAL BRASPETRO B.V.) or PEL (PETROBRAS EUROPE LTD.).

Downloads SDS/eSDS

PEL | Alemão

  • 92061-97-7 | Aromatic Residue
  • 64742-47-8 | Aviation Kerosene
  • 71-43-2 | Benzene
  • 74869-22-0 | Bright Stock
  • 106-97-8 | Butane
  • 64-17-5 | Ethanol
  • 64742-10-5 | Fluibrax Euro 40
  • 68476-33-5 | Fuel Oil Exportation
  • 68334-30-5 / 64742-80-9 | Gas Oil
  • 86290-81-5 | Gasoline
  • 64741-79-3 | Green Petroleum Coke
  • 93165-19-6 | Hexane
  • 64742-53-6 | ISOVOLT
  • 64741-59-9 | L.C.O. - Light Cycle Oil
  • 68476-85-7 | LPG - Liquified Petroleum Gas
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH140
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH20
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Heavy 500 (PNP 95)
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Light 150 (PNL 30)
  • 8002-74-2 | Paraffin 140 145-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170 190-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-1 FG
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-2 FG
  • 64742-67-2 | Paraffin Soft Neutral Heavy
  • 8009-03-8 | Petrolatum
  • 8002-05-9 | Petroleum
  • 74-98-6 | Propane
  • 64741-87-3 | Rubber Solvent
  • 64742-61-6 | Slack Wax
  • 68333-22-2 | Straight Run
  • 7704-34-9 | Sulfur
  • 108-88-3 | Toluene
  • 8008-20-6 | Turpentine
  • 68955-27-1 | Vacuum Gas Oil
  • 1330-20-7 | Xylene

PIB-BV | Alemão

  • 92061-97-7 | Aromatic Residue
  • 64742-47-8 | Aviation Kerosene
  • 68990-52-3 | Biodiesel
  • 74869-22-0 | Bright Stock
  • 106-97-8 | Butane
  • 64-17-5 | Ethanol
  • 64742-10-5 | Fluibrax Euro 40
  • 68476-33-5 | Fuel Oil Exportation
  • 68334-30-5 / 64742-80-9 | Gas Oil
  • 86290-81-5 | Gasoline
  • 64741-79-3 | Green Petroleum Coke
  • 93165-19-6 | Hexane
  • 64742-53-6 | ISOVOLT
  • 64741-59-9 | L.C.O. - Light Cycle Oil
  • 68476-85-7 | LPG - Liquified Petroleum Gas
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH140
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH20
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Heavy 500 (PNP 95)
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Light 150 (PNL 30)
  • 8002-74-2 | Paraffin 140 145-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170 190-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-1 FG
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-2 FG
  • 64742-67-2 | Paraffin Soft Neutral Heavy
  • 8009-03-8 | Petrolatum
  • 8002-05-9 | Petroleum
  • 74-98-6 | Propane
  • 64741-87-3 | Rubber Solvent
  • 64742-61-6 | Slack Wax
  • 68333-22-2 | Straight Run
  • 7704-34-9 | Sulfur
  • 108-88-3 | Toluene
  • 8008-20-6 | Turpentine
  • 68955-27-1 | Vacuum Gas Oil
  • 1330-20-7 | Xylene

PEL | Espanhol

  • 92061-97-7 | Aromatic Residue
  • 64742-47-8 | Aviation Kerosene
  • 71-43-2 | Benzene
  • 74869-22-0 | Bright Stock
  • 106-97-8 | Butane
  • 64-17-5 | Ethanol
  • 64742-10-5 | Fluibrax Euro 40
  • 68476-33-5 | Fuel Oil Exportation
  • 68334-30-5 / 64742-80-9 | Gas Oil
  • 86290-81-5 | Gasoline
  • 64741-79-3 | Green Petroleum Coke
  • 93165-19-6 | Hexane
  • 64742-53-6 | ISOVOLT
  • 64741-59-9 | L.C.O. - Light Cycle Oil
  • 68476-85-7 | LPG - Liquified Petroleum Gas
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH140
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH20
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Heavy 500 (PNP 95)
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Light 150 (PNL 30)
  • 8002-74-2 | Paraffin 140 145-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170 190-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-1 FG
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-2 FG
  • 64742-67-2 | Paraffin Soft Neutral Heavy
  • 8009-03-8 | Petrolatum
  • 8002-05-9 | Petroleum
  • 74-98-6 | Propane
  • 64741-87-3 | Rubber Solvent
  • 64742-61-6 | Slack Wax
  • 68333-22-2 | Straight Run
  • 7704-34-9 | Sulfur
  • 108-88-3 | Toluene
  • 8008-20-6 | Turpentine
  • 68955-27-1 | Vacuum Gas Oil
  • 1330-20-7 | Xylene

PIB-BV | Espanhol

  • 92061-97-7 | Aromatic Residue
  • 64742-47-8 | Aviation Kerosene
  • 68990-52-3 | Biodiesel
  • 74869-22-0 | Bright Stock
  • 106-97-8 | Butane
  • 64-17-5 | Ethanol
  • 64742-10-5 | Fluibrax Euro 40
  • 68476-33-5 | Fuel Oil Exportation
  • 68334-30-5 / 64742-80-9 | Gas Oil
  • 86290-81-5 | Gasoline
  • 64741-79-3 | Green Petroleum Coke
  • 93165-19-6 | Hexane
  • 64742-53-6 | ISOVOLT
  • 64741-59-9 | L.C.O. - Light Cycle Oil
  • 68476-85-7 | LPG - Liquified Petroleum Gas
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH140
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH20
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Heavy 500 (PNP 95)
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Light 150 (PNL 30)
  • 8002-74-2 | Paraffin 140 145-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170 190-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-1 FG
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-2 FG
  • 64742-67-2 | Paraffin Soft Neutral Heavy
  • 8009-03-8 | Petrolatum
  • 8002-05-9 | Petroleum
  • 74-98-6 | Propane
  • 64741-87-3 | Rubber Solvent
  • 64742-61-6 | Slack Wax
  • 68333-22-2 | Straight Run
  • 7704-34-9 | Sulfur
  • 108-88-3 | Toluene
  • 8008-20-6 | Turpentine
  • 68955-27-1 | Vacuum Gas Oil
  • 1330-20-7 | Xylene

PEL | Francês

  • 92061-97-7 | Aromatic Residue
  • 64742-47-8 | Aviation Kerosene
  • 71-43-2 | Benzene
  • 74869-22-0 | Bright Stock
  • 106-97-8 | Butane
  • 64-17-5 | Ethanol
  • 64742-10-5 | Fluibrax Euro 40
  • 68476-33-5 | Fuel Oil Exportation
  • 68334-30-5 / 64742-80-9 | Gas Oil
  • 86290-81-5 | Gasoline
  • 64741-79-3 | Green Petroleum Coke
  • 93165-19-6 | Hexane
  • 64742-53-6 | ISOVOLT
  • 64741-59-9 | L.C.O. - Light Cycle Oil
  • 68476-85-7 | LPG - Liquified Petroleum Gas
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH140
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH20
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Heavy 500 (PNP 95)
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Light 150 (PNL 30)
  • 8002-74-2 | Paraffin 140 145-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170 190-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-1 FG
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-2 FG
  • 64742-67-2 | Paraffin Soft Neutral Heavy
  • 8009-03-8 | Petrolatum
  • 8002-05-9 | Petroleum
  • 74-98-6 | Propane
  • 64741-87-3 | Rubber Solvent
  • 64742-61-6 | Slack Wax
  • 68333-22-2 | Straight Run
  • 7704-34-9 | Sulfur
  • 108-88-3 | Toluene
  • 8008-20-6 | Turpentine
  • 68955-27-1 | Vacuum Gas Oil
  • 1330-20-7 | Xylene

PIB-BV | Francês

  • 92061-97-7 | Aromatic Residue
  • 64742-47-8 | Aviation Kerosene
  • 68990-52-3 | Biodiesel
  • 74869-22-0 | Bright Stock
  • 106-97-8 | Butane
  • 64-17-5 | Ethanol
  • 64742-10-5 | Fluibrax Euro 40
  • 68476-33-5 | Fuel Oil Exportation
  • 68334-30-5 / 64742-80-9 | Gas Oil
  • 86290-81-5 | Gasoline
  • 64741-79-3 | Green Petroleum Coke
  • 93165-19-6 | Hexane
  • 64742-53-6 | ISOVOLT
  • 64741-59-9 | L.C.O. - Light Cycle Oil
  • 68476-85-7 | LPG - Liquified Petroleum Gas
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH140
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH20
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Heavy 500 (PNP 95)
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Light 150 (PNL 30)
  • 8002-74-2 | Paraffin 140 145-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170 190-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-1 FG
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-2 FG
  • 64742-67-2 | Paraffin Soft Neutral Heavy
  • 8009-03-8 | Petrolatum
  • 8002-05-9 | Petroleum
  • 74-98-6 | Propane
  • 64741-87-3 | Rubber Solvent
  • 64742-61-6 | Slack Wax
  • 68333-22-2 | Straight Run
  • 7704-34-9 | Sulfur
  • 108-88-3 | Toluene
  • 8008-20-6 | Turpentine
  • 68955-27-1 | Vacuum Gas Oil
  • 1330-20-7 | Xylene

PEL | Holandês

  • 92061-97-7 | Aromatic Residue
  • 64742-47-8 | Aviation Kerosene
  • 71-43-2 | Benzene
  • 74869-22-0 | Bright Stock
  • 106-97-8 | Butane
  • 64-17-5 | Ethanol
  • 64742-10-5 | Fluibrax Euro 40
  • 68476-33-5 | Fuel Oil Exportation
  • 68334-30-5 / 64742-80-9 | Gas Oil
  • 86290-81-5 | Gasoline
  • 64741-79-3 | Green Petroleum Coke
  • 93165-19-6 | Hexane
  • 64742-53-6 | ISOVOLT
  • 64741-59-9 | L.C.O. - Light Cycle Oil
  • 68476-85-7 | LPG - Liquified Petroleum Gas
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH140
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH20
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Heavy 500 (PNP 95)
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Light 150 (PNL 30)
  • 8002-74-2 | Paraffin 140 145-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170 190-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-1 FG
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-2 FG
  • 64742-67-2 | Paraffin Soft Neutral Heavy
  • 8009-03-8 | Petrolatum
  • 8002-05-9 | Petroleum
  • 74-98-6 | Propane
  • 64741-87-3 | Rubber Solvent
  • 64742-61-6 | Slack Wax
  • 68333-22-2 | Straight Run
  • 7704-34-9 | Sulfur
  • 108-88-3 | Toluene
  • 8008-20-6 | Turpentine
  • 68955-27-1 | Vacuum Gas Oil
  • 1330-20-7 | Xylene

PIB-BV | Holandês

  • 92061-97-7 | Aromatic Residue
  • 64742-47-8 | Aviation Kerosene
  • 68990-52-3 | Biodiesel
  • 74869-22-0 | Bright Stock
  • 106-97-8 | Butane
  • 64-17-5 | Ethanol
  • 64742-10-5 | Fluibrax Euro 40
  • 68476-33-5 | Fuel Oil Exportation
  • 68334-30-5 / 64742-80-9 | Gas Oil
  • 86290-81-5 | Gasoline
  • 64741-79-3 | Green Petroleum Coke
  • 93165-19-6 | Hexane
  • 64742-53-6 | ISOVOLT
  • 64741-59-9 | L.C.O. - Light Cycle Oil
  • 68476-85-7 | LPG - Liquified Petroleum Gas
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH140
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH20
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Heavy 500 (PNP 95)
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Light 150 (PNL 30)
  • 8002-74-2 | Paraffin 140 145-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170 190-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-1 FG
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-2 FG
  • 64742-67-2 | Paraffin Soft Neutral Heavy
  • 8009-03-8 | Petrolatum
  • 8002-05-9 | Petroleum
  • 74-98-6 | Propane
  • 64741-87-3 | Rubber Solvent
  • 64742-61-6 | Slack Wax
  • 68333-22-2 | Straight Run
  • 7704-34-9 | Sulfur
  • 108-88-3 | Toluene
  • 8008-20-6 | Turpentine
  • 68955-27-1 | Vacuum Gas Oil
  • 1330-20-7 | Xylene

PEL | Italiano

  • 92061-97-7 | Aromatic Residue
  • 64742-47-8 | Aviation Kerosene
  • 71-43-2 | Benzene
  • 74869-22-0 | Bright Stock
  • 106-97-8 | Butane
  • 64-17-5 | Ethanol
  • 64742-10-5 | Fluibrax Euro 40
  • 68476-33-5 | Fuel Oil Exportation
  • 68334-30-5 / 64742-80-9 | Gas Oil
  • 86290-81-5 | Gasoline
  • 64741-79-3 | Green Petroleum Coke
  • 93165-19-6 | Hexane
  • 64742-53-6 | ISOVOLT
  • 64741-59-9 | L.C.O. - Light Cycle Oil
  • 68476-85-7 | LPG - Liquified Petroleum Gas
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH140
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH20
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Heavy 500 (PNP 95)
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Light 150 (PNL 30)
  • 8002-74-2 | Paraffin 140 145-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170 190-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-1 FG
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-2 FG
  • 64742-67-2 | Paraffin Soft Neutral Heavy
  • 8009-03-8 | Petrolatum
  • 8002-05-9 | Petroleum
  • 74-98-6 | Propane
  • 64741-87-3 | Rubber Solvent
  • 64742-61-6 | Slack Wax
  • 68333-22-2 | Straight Run
  • 7704-34-9 | Sulfur
  • 108-88-3 | Toluene
  • 8008-20-6 | Turpentine
  • 68955-27-1 | Vacuum Gas Oil
  • 1330-20-7 | Xylene

PIB-BV | Italiano

  • 92061-97-7 | Aromatic Residue
  • 64742-47-8 | Aviation Kerosene
  • 68990-52-3 | Biodiesel
  • 74869-22-0 | Bright Stock
  • 106-97-8 | Butane
  • 64-17-5 | Ethanol
  • 64742-10-5 | Fluibrax Euro 40
  • 68476-33-5 | Fuel Oil Exportation
  • 68334-30-5 / 64742-80-9 | Gas Oil
  • 86290-81-5 | Gasoline
  • 64741-79-3 | Green Petroleum Coke
  • 93165-19-6 | Hexane
  • 64742-53-6 | ISOVOLT
  • 64741-59-9 | L.C.O. - Light Cycle Oil
  • 68476-85-7 | LPG - Liquified Petroleum Gas
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH140
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH20
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Heavy 500 (PNP 95)
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Light 150 (PNL 30)
  • 8002-74-2 | Paraffin 140 145-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170 190-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-1 FG
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-2 FG
  • 64742-67-2 | Paraffin Soft Neutral Heavy
  • 8009-03-8 | Petrolatum
  • 8002-05-9 | Petroleum
  • 74-98-6 | Propane
  • 64741-87-3 | Rubber Solvent
  • 64742-61-6 | Slack Wax
  • 68333-22-2 | Straight Run
  • 7704-34-9 | Sulfur
  • 108-88-3 | Toluene
  • 8008-20-6 | Turpentine
  • 68955-27-1 | Vacuum Gas Oil
  • 1330-20-7 | Xylene

PEL | Português

  • 92061-97-7 | Aromatic Residue
  • 64742-47-8 | Aviation Kerosene
  • 71-43-2 | Benzene
  • 74869-22-0 | Bright Stock
  • 106-97-8 | Butane
  • 64-17-5 | Ethanol
  • 64742-10-5 | Fluibrax Euro 40
  • 68476-33-5 | Fuel Oil Exportation
  • 68334-30-5 / 64742-80-9 | Gas Oil
  • 86290-81-5 | Gasoline
  • 64741-79-3 | Green Petroleum Coke
  • 93165-19-6 | Hexane
  • 64742-53-6 | ISOVOLT
  • 64741-59-9 | L.C.O. - Light Cycle Oil
  • 68476-85-7 | LPG - Liquified Petroleum Gas
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH140
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH20
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Heavy 500 (PNP 95)
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Light 150 (PNL 30)
  • 8002-74-2 | Paraffin 140 145-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170 190-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-1 FG
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-2 FG
  • 64742-67-2 | Paraffin Soft Neutral Heavy
  • 8009-03-8 | Petrolatum
  • 8002-05-9 | Petroleum
  • 74-98-6 | Propane
  • 64741-87-3 | Rubber Solvent
  • 64742-61-6 | Slack Wax
  • 68333-22-2 | Straight Run
  • 7704-34-9 | Sulfur
  • 108-88-3 | Toluene
  • 8008-20-6 | Turpentine
  • 68955-27-1 | Vacuum Gas Oil
  • 1330-20-7 | Xylene

PIB-BV | Português

  • 92061-97-7 | Aromatic Residue
  • 64742-47-8 | Aviation Kerosene
  • 68990-52-3 | Biodiesel
  • 74869-22-0 | Bright Stock
  • 106-97-8 | Butane
  • 64-17-5 | Ethanol
  • 64742-10-5 | Fluibrax Euro 40
  • 68476-33-5 | Fuel Oil Exportation
  • 68334-30-5 / 64742-80-9 | Gas Oil
  • 86290-81-5 | Gasoline
  • 64741-79-3 | Green Petroleum Coke
  • 93165-19-6 | Hexane
  • 64742-53-6 | ISOVOLT
  • 64741-59-9 | L.C.O. - Light Cycle Oil
  • 68476-85-7 | LPG - Liquified Petroleum Gas
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH140
  • 64742-52-5 | LUB-NH20
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Heavy 500 (PNP 95)
  • 74869-22-0 | Neutral Light 150 (PNL 30)
  • 8002-74-2 | Paraffin 140 145-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170 190-2
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-1 FG
  • 63231-60-7 | Paraffin 170190-2 FG
  • 64742-67-2 | Paraffin Soft Neutral Heavy
  • 8009-03-8 | Petrolatum
  • 8002-05-9 | Petroleum
  • 74-98-6 | Propane
  • 64741-87-3 | Rubber Solvent
  • 64742-61-6 | Slack Wax
  • 68333-22-2 | Straight Run
  • 7704-34-9 | Sulfur
  • 108-88-3 | Toluene
  • 8008-20-6 | Turpentine
  • 68955-27-1 | Vacuum Gas Oil
  • 1330-20-7 | Xylene

Important

  1. The Petrobras System is not responsible for the incorrect or improper use of the products and of their SDS/eSDS by third parties. These documents clearly inform what the products should be used for and, under such conditions, the hazards, risks, and how to manage them.
  2. The products are always identified by their trade names in English, which is why we suggest the user analyze the respective product's CAS Number when making use of the sheets.

Frequent Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about REACH.
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1. What was REACH created for?
REACH aims to ensure a high level of protection for human health and the environment and to drive the use of alternative, environmentally sound and safe chemicals. This legislation holds those who place substances on the European market accountable for providing information and managing the risks associated with them.
2. What substances does REACH apply to?
REACH applies to chemicals manufactured in or imported to Europe at amounts of one ton or more of the products per year. Substances are considered as they are (in their natural state), in mixtures (solution composed of two or more substances), and also in goods (products with specific shapes and functions).
3. Are there different treatment levels for the substances?
Basically, there are two levels. The first includes the VHCSs (Very High Concern Substances), which get priority treatment. The second level encompasses all the other chemicals.
4. Why does REACH only require European companies to register?
Because the European jurisdiction only reaches these companies in the event of penalties for regulatory noncompliance.
5. Can the penalties for noncompliance be severe?
REACH is a European Community (EC) rule. However, measures designed to prove and apply penalties for noncompliance are national, i.e., prepared by the individual EC countries. Thus, there are mild sanctions (fines) for some, while heavier penalties (imprisonment) for others.
6. Does REACH impact Europe only?
No. The impacts of REACH go beyond the EC borders. First, because other countries are now changing their regulations on chemicals (such as the United States, Canada, China, Turkey, South Korea, etc.). Moreover, when a company loses market share and reduces its activities, it ends up impacting other companies that supply it with raw materials and inputs, for example. Thus, the influence of REACH is global and affects the Brazilian market too.
7. What is REACH-Compliance?
REACH-Compliance is the full compliance with the REACH rules, i.e., the condition of a company or of products being adjusted to the European regulation.
8. What are the best ways to prove compliance with REACH?
Keeping an appropriate inventory of the trade transactions that have been carried out; maintaining MSDSs (Material Safety Data Sheets) appropriate and aligned to the GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) and to REACH; and creating strong business relationships with trusted third parties.
9. Have products became more expensive due to REACH?
The degree of control required by European authorities tend to impact the prices of goods called "REACH-Compliance." We already see this situation taking place, but this is likely to increase after the first phase of registration (11/30/2010) goes into effect.
10. Have non-European companies affected by REACH also received support?
Yes. There are several consultancy firms working in this area, as well as situations of government support provided to enterprises. It is worthwhile to visit www.buyusa.gov/europeanunion/reach.html
11. How can I get information and keep updated on the issue?
The Internet is a good source of information. Check out the list of sites that we prepared for you:

To learn how other countries have changed their laws and regulations, you can check the following sites out: