The UK government has issued guidance to businesses that use chemicals on the actions they should take now to minimize any disruption in the event of a no-deal Brexit. If the UK leaves the EU on March 29 without a deal, UK businesses that manufacture or import chemicals from the EU will reportedly have to register those chemicals to a new UK regulatory system. UK REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) will replace EU REACH and will require businesses to demonstrate how a chemical can be safely used with minimal risk to human health or the environment.

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Top 5 News that Sticks for January 27-February 2

1. UK Government Advises on Chemical Use if No-Deal Brexit Occurs

2. H.B. Fuller Fourth Quarter 2018 Revenue Grows 13% (#1 last week)

3. Global Specialty Chemicals to Rise 6%

4. 3M Expands Service with Palmer Holland

5. Dow Announces Call for Entries for 2019 Packaging Innovation Awards