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.
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 state that products supplied by us do not contain any SVHC’s (Substances of Very High Concern). With the exception of those classed as special processes * and are permissible under REACH article 58(1)(c)(ii).
As a responsible applicator we have taken the view that we will point our customers towards our compliant chemistry and in addition to the government guidance website to enable them to make their own informed decision on use due to these exemptions
The Diamond Metal Finishing Co Ltd September 2018
Hexavalent Yellow passivation for Zinc Plating*
We do offer alternatives to Alocrom1200, namely Surtec 650V and Iridite NCP . We can offer historic performance data by request if required for assessment.
Hexavalent Chromate passivation used within our Zinc plating process is still in use (Reducing), however, our alternative trivalent passivation systems have been in use for some years now. We are working towards removing the Hexavalent passivation systems over the next 12-24 months intending to further educate and clarify the confusion that our customers are experiencing through the transition.
Further information regarding REACH can be found here.