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REACH

Registration obligation for chemical substances

REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization of Chemicals. REACH is intended to ensure that the use of chemical substances can be tracked seamlessly from production to end use. The regulation has had to be followed since 1.6.2018, it standardizes chemicals legislation across Europe and increases the level of knowledge about hazards and risks that chemicals can pose. The REACH regulation is considered one of the strictest chemical laws in the world.
For Brugger, it is a matter of course to have complied with it consistently for years.
The following applies: Anyone who manufactures or imports a substance for the first time in a quantity of 1 metric ton per year (including substance mixtures) must register it. The responsible agency is called ECHA and is located in Finland. All substances or substance mixtures imported into the EU or used or produced by European manufacturers must be registered - the ECHA database of registered substances can be used for this purpose. In this registration it must also be stated whether and in what form this substance or substance mixture has a harmful effect on humans.

SVHC - a list with a lot to offer
REACH contains a list of candidate substances (or mixtures of substances) of very high concern - SVHC. In other words, substances that are to be classified as particularly harmful in terms of hazardousness. For these substances mentioned in the SVHC candidate list, we have to inform our customers that they may be included. Depending on the material, there may also be prohibitions in the use for certain articles.
For us as a manufacturer, it is important to be a pioneer in this area as well. We are now in a position to indicate the proportions in the product for (almost) all the substances / substance mixtures we use, both in total and in relation to the individual components. In addition, we can show whether a product is REACH-compliant or RoHS-compliant, or not, and if so, why. For REACH, for example, we indicate the information requirement if an SVHC substance is contained in the product (or in a component of the product).

Another Brugger success story!
When it comes to the correct registration of magnetic materials, we do not compromise. Since the beginning of 2020, the registration task has been in the hands of a product law firm in Augsburg, and the registration of the substances we are required to register has now been completed - a years-long process of registration is thus behind us.
It is enormously important to us that we are legally compliant on the market, we have achieved this and are one of the few producers who operate safely on the market - we can essentially supply our customers with everything they need to break down the products :
- Lists that list possible SVHC substances.
- Present and name RoHS exemptions,
- Designate materials that must not be used in certain cases.

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Our partners can rely on this!