Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006
Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (also referred to as “REACH”) entered into force on 1 June 2007.
For the first time, chemicals legislation also became applicable to substances in articles. As a producer of articles, LTN Servotechnik GmbH is therefore required to communicate information on any substances of very high concern (SVHC) which are contained in LTN products.
Information on substances of very high concern (SVHC) in articles
On 10 September 2015, the European Court of Justice further clarified the REACH Regulation’s definition of an article. If a substance of very high concern (SVHC) is present in an article incorporated as a component of a complex product in a concentration higher than 0.1% weight by weight, Art. 33 (1) of the REACH Regulation requires that the article be notified irrespective of the weight-by-weight concentration in the complex product.
Information on lead in products:
According to the SVHC identification process, ECHA – the European Chemicals Agency – added lead metal (EC No. 231-100-4 I CAS No. 7439-92-1) to the REACH Candidate List on 27 June 2018.
A large proportion of our products are comprised of articles which are incorporated as components made from copper or aluminium alloys, or containing such alloys, for reasons relating to the manufacturing process as well as to establish the functionality of these products. Some of these alloys contain lead in a concentration of more than 0.1% weight by weight (w/w). Furthermore, some articles produced by us are soldered using lead-containing solder and may therefore contain more than 0.1% lead.
Note on conformity with ElektroStoffV and RoHS:
These articles do not fall within the scope of RoHS or are applications exempted from the restriction in Art. 4(1) (e.g. 6b, 6c, 33).