Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals (REACH)

FERROXCUBE warrants that all products made from ferrites as supplied by FERROXCUBE do not contain Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) as stated in Annex XIV (Candidate List) Directive 1907/2006/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 18th December 2006 concerning Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

In Europe, a set of existing chemical regulations has been replaced by a single new regulation, named Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals (REACH, 1907/2006), to better manage the risks of health and environment. It requires producers and importers to register a large category of chemicals and preparations, when they are put on the market in quantities exceeding one metric ton, and it also requires to demonstrate that they are safe to use. This also applies to constituents of products, if they are intentionally released during their normal use or if they are a substance of very high concern (SVHC).

SVHC Ferroxcube warranty

REACH does in itself not forbid chemicals, but is used to update and elaborate specific restrictions. Existing restrictions stay in place. The REACH process is managed by the European CHemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki, Finland and technically supported by the European Chemicals Bureau (ECB) in Ispra, Italy.

REACH policy statement Ferroxcube

Date of release: November '08

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mportant to notice is that polymers (e.g. plastics) are temporarily exempted in article 41 of the preamble :
"For reasons of workability and because of their special nature, specific registration requirements should be laid down for intermediates. Polymers should be exempted from registration and evaluation until those that need to be registered due to the risks posed to human health or the environment can be selected in a practicable and cost-efficient way on the basis of sound technical and valid scientific criteria."

Additional information

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