At the beginning of June 2007, the European Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) came into force.
We have evaluated all of our products and concluded that at present, no parts that we process or chemicals that we purchase, contain any substances that require REACH registration.
As a company concerned about our environment, we are active in limiting our use of chemicals. We work closely with our chemical suppliers to track our Material Safety Data Sheets and to ensure that our chemical usage and other materials conform to all regulations.
If, in the future our monitoring indicates a change in REACH status for any product we supply to customers, we will inform those customers accordingly and register that chemical with REACH. In addition, we can confirm that all products supplied by us do not contain any SVHC’s (Substances of Very High Concern).
Further information regarding REACH can be found here.
ELV, WEEE and RoHS DIRECTIVES
The following letter was sent to all our customers advising them about the ELV, WEEE and RoHS directives.
11″ April 2005
Electroplating/Metal Finishing Legislative changes which affect your companyIncorporating :-
Wc will continue to offer Hexavalent Passivation along side the new Trivalent until such time when all industry sectors have to conform to full legislation or demand falls to a none commercial basis.
I hope this has helped you regards to the respective changes which will directly affect your business. Careful thought must be taken when specifying the correct passivation as the new “Yellow” trivalent is 20 times more expensive to process as the present process, which could mean a potential 10% increase per unit and visually is very pale in colour as opposed to the deep gold/yellow you are presently used to. We would suggest for commercial parts that conventional Clear Trivalent be used as opposed to the “Yellow” where possible. Lacquers/Seals can be offered to increase the corrosion protection aspect.
Please feel free to contact me directly to discuss your requirements on 07973 380548 at any time. I will be pleased to advise accordingly.
Further information can be obtained from your local Environmental office or from their website.
Steve Pendleton (Managing Director)