REACH stands for the Regulation for Registration, Evaluation,
Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals. The REACH Regulation
entered into force on 1st June 2007 to streamline and improve
the former legislative framework for chemicals of the European
Union (EU). REACH also creates the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
which has a central co-ordination and implementation role in the
overall process. ECHA is located in Helsinki, Finland and will
manage the registration, evaluation, authorization and
restriction processes for chemical substances to ensure
consistency across the European Union.
REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to
improve the protection of human health and the environment from
the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the
competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes
alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in
order to reduce the number of tests on animals.
REACH is currently at 173 Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC).
Articles are exempt from REACH unless they contain any SVHCs
exceeding 0.1% by weight.
Most Captive Fastener standard catalog products are compliant.
Exceptions are listed below:
CFFS & CFFC series, The inner nut has Dry Film Lube over
CFE & CFEO Series. Standard Finish Dry Film Lube over Cadmium
Cadmium Plating Finish (CC, CB, CI, EF)
Dacromet Plating Finish (DM)
Tin Lead Plating Finish (TL)
Non- Standard Catalog Items:
Therefore, Captive Fastener is in compliance with REACH and is
not required to withdraw any product because of registration
Going forward, all substances, that require registration,
will be pre-registered by our upstream suppliers or us.
Subsequently, all substances that require registration will be
registered in accordance with REACH.
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