Within the plastics industry, the onus falls on polymer manufacturers to register their product and provide clear information about any hazardous properties of a substance. We buy all of our materials from within the EU and as such, they are REACH compliant as standard. We have copies of the required Safety Data Sheet for all polymers we use and we are happy to supply those on request.
This stands for Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE). This legislation bans the placing on the EU market of new EEE containing more than the agreed levels of:
- Lead (Pb)
- Cadmium (Cd)
- Mercury (Hg)
- Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+)
- Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
- Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
We do not manufacture electrical or electronic equipment and thus exempt.
This is an American Consumer Protection Act that addresses the international trade and use of Conflict Minerals. Conflict Minerals are mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses, to generate revenue for armed groups.
These minerals are really only used in smelting activities and the plastic moulding polymers we use do not contain conflict minerals.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations apply if you sell electrical and electronic equipment.