Regulation and Compliance - Last update 2022 February

REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals

REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. It came into force on 1st June 2007 and replaced a number of European Directives and Regulations with a single system

Our company intention is of course to comply with the objectives set out in this new regulation and has already started an action plan in order to do this within the given deadline.We can therefore confirm to you that we actively preparing the implementation of this regulation.

The obligation of registration does only reply for engaged alloying elements. By the current time we assume that our suppliers of raw materials will carry out the pre-registration / It is essential to know for you as a handler and user of products, if our company will comply with the regulations, which results from REACH.

Concerning the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals (REACH), in particular concerning the presence of SVHC substances in articles hereby declares that: our Company produces articles using raw materials and/or semi-finished products which, as of today’s date, may contain substances identified as “Substances of Very High Concern” included in the list of substances requiring authorisation. In particular, in accordance with article 33, subsections 1 and 2 of the aforementioned regulation, we hereby make known that the metal parts of our articles may contain “lead, CAS no.7439-92-1”” in a concentration of more than 0.1% (w/w) per article, with possible excess of this concentration in the brazing alloys "Soft solder alloys" according to the EN ISO 3677:2016 or UNI EN ISO 9453:2021. In any case, the normal or reasonably foreseeable use of our articles does not require particular precautions. The only recommendation is to avoid cutting or drilling our articles when they disposed of at the end of their useful life, as this could cause exposure to the above substance or its dispersion in the environment. It should also be noted that none of our articles contains substances intended to be intentionally released during normal or reasonably foreseeable use. Our customers are not required to register any of the substances included in our articles.

Other company informations can be provided upon receipt

Submitting legal entity: LINBRAZE

Submitting legal entity UUID: ECHA-f0aaa08c-f4a1-44d5-b276-a1ef9951a1aa

RoHS - Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive

Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union

The RoHS 1 directive took effect on 1 July 2006 and is required to be enforced and become law in each member state. This directive restricts (with exceptions in some countries) the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. It is closely linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC which sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for electrical goods and is part of a legislative initiative to solve the problem of huge amounts of toxic e-waste.

The RoHS 2 directive (2011/65/EU) is an evolution of the original directive and became law on 21 July 2011 and took effect 2 January 2013. It addresses the same substances as the original directive while improving regulatory conditions and legal clarity. It requires periodic reevaluations that facilitate gradual broadening of its requirements to cover additional electronic and electrical equipment, cables and spare parts.The CE logo now indicates compliance and RoHS 2 declaration of conformity is now detailed. Should our state of knowledge change, we shall inform you accordingly.

RESTRICTION EXEMPTIONS

Copper alloy containing up to 4% lead by weight is permitted. (Category 6c)

Lead in high melting temperature type solders (i.e. lead based solder alloys containing 85% by weight or more lead). (Category 7a)

Lead in solders for servers, storage and storage array systems, network infrastructure equipment for switching, transmission, and network management for telecommunications.(Category 7b)

Cadmium in Solar panels - Cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film PV modules in photovoltaic panels. The solar panel exemption was in the original 2003 RoHS regulation and it was further extended on May 27, 2011

Automotive vehicles are exempt (category 4f). Vehicles instead are addressed in the End of Life Vehicles Directive (Directive 2000/53/EC)