REACH & RoHS
To our knowledge, our products supplied to you do not contain substances with concentrations that prohibit the placing on the market.
The referred legislation is:
- 2011/65/EU: RoHS Directive
- 1907/2006/EC: REACH Regulation
- 2006/122/ECOF: Directive on restriction of perfluorooctane sulfonates („PFOS“)
- 1005/2009/EC: Regulation on substances that deplete the ozone layer
RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament
Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment
Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS II) restricts the use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDE) in certain electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) since 3 January 2013. In July 2011, this Directive entered into force, replacing the old Directive 2006/95/EC (RoHS).
RoHS II has not added new substances to the list of restricted substances. However, the restrictions are no longer limited to the previous substances, but instead a process has been introduced to add additional substances in the future (similar to REACH).
Irrespective of the scope of the RoHS II Directive, all products in the main catalogue of LAPP are in compliance with Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS II). These products do not contain any of the restricted substances specified in the RoHS II Directive or exceed the maximum concentrations stipulated therein, except for the Annex III exemptions of this Directive.
REACH - Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament
Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals
With REACH, the European Community has created a harmonised System for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of chemicals. The goal is to ensure a high level of protection for the environment, health and safety.
REACH came into force on 1 June 2007 and replaced a number of former specifications relating to the material composition of products, as previously governed, for example, by directive 76/769/ EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations. All LAPP products are articles, not substances or preparations, as defined by REACH.
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a new rule under Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) on 05.02.2021, according to which 5 PBT substances are to be banned in products in the USA in the short term, taking into account various exemptions.
The list of substances that will be banned for import, processing (manufacturing) as well as sale, but also in products mostly from 08.03.2021 in the USA, is as follows:
- decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE) (CAS No. 1163-19-5)
- phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1) (PIP (3:1)) (CAS No. 68937-41-7), other names: Tris (4-isopropylphenyl) phosphate; CAS: 68937-41-7]
- 2,4,6-Tris(tert-butyl)phenol (2,4,6-TTBP) (CAS No. 732-26-3)
- hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD) (CAS No.87-68-3)
- pentachlorothiophenol (PCTP) (CAS No.133-49-3)
According to the information available to us, 4 of the 5 substances are also part of the GADSL list and therefore already subject to declaration in the automotive supply sector.
Further information on the substances, areas of application and their US restrictions can be found at TÜV SÜD - USA: EPA bans five PBT chemicals and EPA: Assessing and Managing Chemicals under TSCA.
Due to the current situation and the pending U.S. ban, we are currently actively working to screen our products and materials for the presence of the designated substances. However, as this is a short-term legislative adjustment in the U.S., we cannot provide a definitive statement on this at this time.
As soon as reliable information is available, we will respond to your inquiry accordingly.