Reach Assurance

REACH Compliance - 19/02/2019

We acknowledge our responsibility as an “actor” in the supply chain to provide information on the composition of articles we supply to you (Article 33), including confirming the absence or presence of any SVHC (Substance of Very High Concern).

Two of the products we use in our processes contain substances classed as SVHC(chromium trioxide 231-889-5)these can be found in the following finishes Alocrome 1200 in Conversion Coatings and our “Gold” or “Yellow” passivate in Zinc plating. Therefore, we have acquired conformation from our suppliers that the products we use are permissible pursuant to the transitional regime set out in article 58(1)(c)(ii) REACH. Meaning that the point of supply is directly or indirectly one of the 7 CTACSub Consortium members and the product is used within the remit of the authorization applied for.

REACH Compliance - 19/02/2019

The same finishes contain a substance restricted under RoHS and WEEE legislations. 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 certain exemptions found there.

Following a review of the list of restricted substances under the Restriction on the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive[RoHS], the European Commission has now published Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863. This legislation provides an amendment to Annex II of RoHS (2011/65/EU) and confirms the inclusion of four new restricted substances.The additional substance restrictions and maximum concentration values (outlined below) will come into force from 22 July 2019:

  • 1. bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (0.1 %)
  • 2. butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) (0.1 %)
  • 3. dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (0.1 %)
  • 4. diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) (0.1 %)

These substances are not used in our processes here.