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AUBIN INDUSTRIES, INC.
23833 S. Chrisman Rd.
Tracy, CA 95304 United States Ph:800-324-0051
Declaration of Aubin Industries Inc. Non-Use of 223 SVHCs in Components (re: REACH Regulation & Annex XVII)
The components that Aubin Industries Inc. supplies do not contain any of the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) identified in the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European parliament and of the council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). The components that Aubin Industries Inc. supplies do not contain any of the dangerous chemical substances, mixtures or articles identified in REACH in excess of 0.1 wt% of the article.
The Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) can be found at https://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/candidate-list-table
Annex XVII to REACH and includes all the restrictions adopted in the framework of REACH and the previous legislation, Directive 76/769/EEC https://echa.europa.eu/substances-restricted-under-reach
Of particular importance for cast PU processors to consider when importing PU articles into Europe are those substances that are referred to as “Substances of Very High Concern” (SVHCs). SVHCs are those substances that have been identified as having properties of particular concern by ECHA, such as toxicity, carcinogenicity, etc. Substances put on the SVHC candidate list (Annex XV) are immediately subject to certain reporting requirements. After being put on this list, a substance will eventually be reviewed and may be placed on the “authorization list” (Annex XIV). Substances on the authorization list are given a “sunset date”, beyond which they cannot be manufactured or imported into the EU, except if granted an authorization for a particular use or if exempted from a particular use.
The REACH regulations regulate both substances and articles in the EU, but treat articles (such as cast polyurethane parts) differently. Articles which contain SVHCs are subject to REACH regulation if the SVHC is contained in quantities greater than 0.1 wt% of the article. The components that Aubin Industries Inc. supplies do not contain any of the dangerous chemical substances, mixtures or articles identified in REACH in excess of 0.1 wt% of the article.
Aubin Industries Inc.
209-833-7592 ext. 13
Aubin Industries, Inc. – 23833 S. Chrisman Rd. Tracy, CA 95304 – 800-324-0051 – www.aubinindustries.com
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