The EC Regulation 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals establishes an EU wide regulatory framework for this purpose. REACH, which came into force on June 1, 2007, covers all substances, whether manufactured in the EU or imported, put on the market on their own, in preparations, or in articles, with some exceptions.
Fortunately, all of the products produced by the Dexmet Corporation are categorized as Articles under the regulation with no intended release and are therefore exempt from registration under the regulation. We do, however, have the responsibility of monitoring the ongoing additions being made to the list of Substances of Very High Concern or SVHC’s. If an article contains an SVHC on the candidate list in a concentration exceeding 0.1% by weight, then we will report that to our customer in accordance with the REACH requirements.