(Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment) summerises the European Directive 2012/65/EU concerning the prohibition of certain substances in the production and processing of electrical and electronical devices and components as well as its implementation into national law.

The alloys produced by SCHMELZMETALL do not come into the scope of the criteria of this. All alloys produced by von SCHMELZMETALL may be recycled without special measures. A labelling requirement according to the European Waste Regulation is not necessary.

(Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) stands for the European Chemical Regulation 1907/2006 which became effective on 1 June 2007. Since 2008, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is reponsible for organisation and control of REACH..

SCHMELZMETALL supplies articles …
SCHMELZMETALL has determined that all of our metal products, produced in and distributed throughout the EU, are articles. This determination is based on the requirements for substances in articles, classifying metals in massive or wrought form as articles. According to this guidance document, substances in articles do not need to be pre-registered or registered, unless a substance exceeds 1 metric tonne per year per manufacturer or importer and the substance is intentionally released from the article. Normal processing of our products such as machining, grinding, welding, etc., as well as normal wear and tear, are not considered as intentional releases.

SCHMELZMETALL has pre-registered …
Even though our customers buy articles all substances in our products which do exceed 1 metric tonne per year are pre-registered through our unit SCHMELZMETALL Deutschland GmbH. SCHMELZMETALL will ensure that the use(s) of our products are registered and that Data Sheets will be developed and provided in accordance with REACH and the Global Harmonized System (GHS) requirements.

SCHMELZMETALL is member of the Beryllium-Consortium and member of various SIEF’s …
SCHMELZMETALL joined the Beryllium–Consortium and is participating in various SIEF’s.