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Fears Reach may lead to high costs

Small companies dealing in metals used for hi-tech applications such as LCD screens, mobile phones and computer keyboards risk having to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds to comply with a new European law being introduced later this year. The legislation, which covers the registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals or Reach is intended to replace a mass of existing red tape. However, Anthony Lipmann, managing director of specialist metals firm Lipmann ...