REACH Statement in accordance with legislative amendments of 16th January 2020

The European Union’s REACH Directive (EC 1907/2006) is designed to regulate the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances. REACH legislation was finalized in December 2006 and has been in effect since June 2007.
 
TR Fastenings has had a dedicated team in place since 2005, dealing with substance control and restrictions, working closely with our suppliers and customers to support ongoing legal compliance.
 
In an effort to address the requirements of the REACH regulation and ensure a reliable ongoing supply of products, TR Fastenings has contacted suppliers to confirm all necessary registration of in-scope substances in formulations, preparations, materials, or articles. In addition, suppliers have been requested to assess the potential presence of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC).
 
Please visit the ECHA website for the most up to date official version of the Candidate list: https://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table
 
The vast majority of our products do not contain any of the published SVHC’s. It should be noted, however, that Lead (CAS No 7439-92-1) was added to the candidate list as of June 27th, 2018; A small number of TR Fastenings parts may be impacted as they may contain a concentration level greater than the specified limit of 0.1% (weight by weight). Please note that articles that contain greater than 0.1% lead concentration are RoHS 3 compliant using exemptions 6a, 6b &6c. We continue to investigate this, to allow distribution of part specific data in relation the Lead content.
 
Why do we need lead in some steel materials and not others? Alloying elements are added to steel to achieve various enhanced properties, lead can be added to steel alloys but is not an alloying element itself. Lead is an inclusion and its purpose is that it improves the machinability of the steel because it acts as a lubricant between the cutting tool and the steel. Welding steel with lead additions almost always results in cracks and is not recommended. Therefore, product produced from machined steel, rather than forging steel, is likely to contain lead above the specified limit of 0.1%.
 
It should also be noted, that we are continually improving our processes of data collection for product legislative compliance. Should these improvements impact any regulatory compliance statement you have received from us, we will be in contact to update you.

 

If you require SVHC information for parts purchased from TR Fastenings, please contact hsa@trfastenings.com

We will provide SVHC information on a case-by-case basis.
 


If you have any further questions regarding TR Fastenings REACH position, please contact: info@trfastenings.com