REACH, 1907/2006/EC, is a regulation that aims for that all chemicals are used safely within the EU. It requires information on chemicals to be communicated up and down the supply chain. It also limits the use of harmful substances - these lists are updated twice a year. A number of countries outside of the European Union have started to implement REACH-regulations or are in the process of adopting such a regulatory framework.
Naturally, we do comply with REACH. Future product will be developed to meet the demands according to the regulation. For more information click here to please visit the European agency for safety and health at work.
(Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act)
The Conflict Minerals, often referred to as the 3Ts and Gold;
- Tin (ore = cassiterite)
- Tantalum (ore = coltan or columbite-tantalite)
- Tungsten (ore = wolframite)
This legislation addresses the international trade and use of Conflict Minerals. It requires American companies to ensure that the raw materials they use are not tied to the conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo and neighboring countries, by tracing and auditing their mineral supply chains.
We are glad to say that our products do not require any of these materials. Furthermore we buy goods only from reliable manufacturers that avoid Conflict Minerals in their supply chain. We continue working with our suppliers to ensure that no Conflict Minerals are to be present in our products, now or in the future.
The End of Life Vehicle Directive (ELV), 2002/53/EC, establishes that manufacturers of vehicles are responsible to take them back and discard them.
ELV are valid for vehicles with a weight less than 3500 kg. Manufacturers of heavier vehicles often follow ELV on a voluntary basis.
We do comply with this directive (in some cases according to Annex II, 1a) and 3)). Future product will be developed to meet the demands according to the directive.
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS), 2002/95/EC and 2011/65/EC, restricts the use of six hazardous materials used to manufacture different types of electronic and electrical equipment.
The six restricted materials are: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE).
RoHS are valid for electrical and electronic equipment. If used correctly, none of CEJN’s products in our standard range fall under this directive. Only if/when our products are built into electronic equipment, machines etc. they will indirectly need to comply with the directives.
Future product will be developed to meet the demands according to the directive.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE), 2002/96/EC, aims to solve the problem of toxic electronic waste. The directive establishes that manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment are responsible for the disposal of such equipment.
WEEE is valid for electrical and electronic equipment. As stand-alone products, none of CEJN’s standard range products fall under this directive. Future product will be developed to meet the demands according to the directive.
The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), 2014/68/EU, concerns the design, manufacture, testing and conformity assessment of pressure equipment and assemblies of pressure equipment.
The directive sets the standard for the design and manufacture of pressure equipment generally over 1 litre in volume and having a maximum pressure more than 0.5 bar gauge. If used correctly, none of CEJN’s products in our standard range fall under this directive. In the UK this falls under the Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER).
Future product development may contain products that fall under the PED Directives. They will be developed to meet the demands according to the directive.
Organizations within the EU must comply with the Directives for Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX, ATmosphères EXplosibles) regarding what equipment and work environment is allowed in an environment with an explosive atmosphere.
The directives are divided into two categories: the ATEX 95 for equipment and ATEX 137 for workplaces in explosive atmospheres. The directives are to protect the employees and prevent explosion or combustion of leaked, transmitted or nearby fluids in explosive gas and dust atmospheres.
EU Directive 94/9/EC-ATEX 95 is valid for products that have their own source of ignition. As stand-alone products, none of CEJN’s standard range products have a source of ignition of their own and are therefore not subjected to any ATEX directives or labelling.
EU Directive 99/92/EC-ATEX 137 is a user oriented directive valid for workplaces in explosive atmospheres. As such it does not apply to any CEJN products if used correctly.