Originally Posted 2008
Crescent Manufacturing announces their compliance with the new European R.E.A.C.H. regulation.
"R.E.A.C.H.", the Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of CHemicals was created to evaluate suspicious chemicals and provide an information database. The new regulation became effective June 1, 2007 and concerns companies or customers who export to the European Union.
REACH will be administered by the ECHA, European Chemical Agency currently located in Helsinki. ECHA is responsible for the management of the REACH database required to operate the system. The first phase of the eleven year plan is to register manufacturers inot their database system by December 1, 2008.
ECHA will co-ordinate the in-depth evaluation of any suspicious chemicals and run a public hazardous information database for consumers and professionals. There are many different aspects to this regulation but the one that is most telling is whether your product is a"substance", a "preparation", or an "article". They are looking for chemicals that can be released into the air. There is a list of "potential substances of very high concern" that addresses those chemicals that are being banned. Information regarding REACH can be found at rach.jrc.it.
For businesses exporting to the E.U, R.E.A.C.H. will be reaching out to touch you. Crescent Manufacturing recommends that exporters familiarize your company with the regulations of R.E.A.C.H. Crescent Manufacturing has attended some seminars about the R.E.A.CH. compliance requirements and has been contacted by distributors who export to the E.U.
Crescent's fastener products fall under the "Articles" category. Crescent Manufacturing does not use any of the substances on the "Potential Substances of Very High Concern" list, nor any substances that are likely to be included as REACH continues to take hold. Crescent does not have any articles with "INTENDED RELEASE". Crescent has a regulation compliance letter available to any of our customers requiring a written statement. This letter also includes our compliance with ROHS, ELV, WEEE, the PFOS & PFOH Directives, and the Halogen Mandate. If there is some other regulation that we have not covered, please feel free to contact us via E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org, or Fax 860-673-5973.
Crescent Manufacturing is a commercial fastener manufacturing company which supplies general and custom fasteners to distributors for a variety of industries including the aerospace and military markets.