REACH

Communication about SVHC substances

According to the European chemicals regulation (1907/2006 REACH) article 33, every actor of the supply chain is obliged to pass on information about contained SVHC substances of his products, if this substance is contained in a concentration of more than 0.1 mass percent.

Under Regulation 1907/2006 REACH, chemical substances are subject to registration, but not the finished goods. As a manufacturer of galvano frames, we consider ourselves a downstream user.

In the definition of the regulation, all of the products we deliver are products that are not to be registered. With regard to registration and compliance with the raw materials used, we are in constant contact with our suppliers and distribution partners, who assure us that we will fulfill all relevant REACH obligations.

According to our current state of knowledge, only lead (CAS No. 7439-92-1 / EG No. 231-100-4) is contained in the currently published list of substances with more than 0.1 mass percent in our products. With regard to the processability of our brass products, the raw materials have a lead content of up to 4%.

According to the decision of the Committee of ECHA Member States (MSC), lead was also included in the SVHC candidate list.

As of now, information requirements in accordance with the REACH regulation apply. Suppliers of brass products containing more than 0.1% lead by weight must notify business partners that lead metal is present when the product is first delivered.

As of now, information requirements in accordance with the REACH regulation apply. Suppliers of brass products containing more than 0.1% lead by weight must notify business partners that lead metal is present when the product is first delivered.


Whether there are further restrictions in the further course of the REACH process for applications of leaded brass alloys, e.g. Approvals for certain uses will require extensive consultation and are unlikely to be answered before 2020.

In the event that lead will still be subject to approval, there is a transition period until 2024. It can be assumed that the chemical agency will issue approvals, especially since it is not readily possible to replace the leaded cutting brasses according to the current state of the art.

We are monitoring the further development of Regulation 1907/2006 REACH and will implement the necessary requirements in our products.

You can find more information about the REACH candidate list here.