Informa Exhibitions Ltd regrets to announce the closure of Solids & Bulk Handling magazine.

Solids & Bulk Handling magazine has been affected by the ongoing downward trend of on-the-page marketing spend. This combined with the economic pressures that the loose and solids handling industry face has ultimately led to the sad and difficult decision to cease publishing the magazine.

The November/December 2017 issue of Solids & Bulk Handling will be its last edition.


Guide on how to manage compliance to REACH within your company January 17, 2012

The object of the course is to make you aware of your responsibilities and to help you prepare a plan of action for your workplace. If your materials are not registered or not exempt, you will not be able to import or export your goods in the EU.

REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. It came into force on 1st June 2007 and replaced a number of European Directives and Regulations with a single system. Chemicals must be registered with the European Chemicals Agency to continue to be used or made in Europe.

The course will give an overview of the possible requirements for a site. It will explore the responsibilities a site may have for its raw materials and products and show how to get started on a REACH review. It will also look at compliance with vendor usage instructions with a focus on powder containment, including very high risk materials.

Topics covered include:

  • • What rules apply to importing materials into the EU and products made in the EU
  • • How do we make sure we can still buy or import all of our raw materials?
  • • What about our products? Will we have to register them? What is an article?
  • • What is exempted? What are partial exemptions?
  • • What about new products?


The target audience is the powdered chemicals industries, including pharmaceuticals, minerals and food:

  • • Managers responsible for business risk
  • • Raw materials purchasers and/or importers
  • • Health & safety professionals
  • • Project managers and project engineers
  • • Manufacturing managers, supervisors and safety representatives
  • • Marketing/Sales technical support

There are different responsibilities according to the position within the supply chain.

  • • Importer/Buyer
  • • User
  • • Manufacturer/Seller


For more information or to register for this course, please visit