Artweger GmbH. & Co KG information about REACH and the SVHC list
In June 2007, the Regulation, EC 1907/2006 (REACH) concerning the Registration, Evaluation,
Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals came into force. REACH is the term regarding the
Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. REACH aims to ensure a
high level of safety for human health and the environment. The REACH regulation is considered to
be one of the strictest chemicals laws in the world. It aims to ensure that manufacturers, importers
and downstream users take responsibility for their chemicals.
The REACH Regulation is there to point out substances of very high concern (SVHC) to be
published in a so-called candidate list. The list of SVHC substances is controlled and added to
twice a year and can be found on the website of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) at
We are obliged to inform our customers according to Art. 33 of the REACH Regulation, where a
substance of very high concern (SVHC substance) is present in a mass concentration above 0.1
percent in any of our products.
In the terms of the above regulation, we would like to point out that the brass components we use
contain more than 0.1% lead by volume, (Lead EC231-100-4; CAS 7439-92-1) and some of our
plastic seals contain more than 0.1% 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-
stannatetradecanoate (DOTE), CAS 15571-58-1.
In our opinion, special precautions are not necessary when handling these articles because the
substance is bound in the polymer matrix, or is present as part of an alloy and is not released by
the articles in quantities that are hazardous to health when used as intended.
We inform our customers on the basis of the safety data sheets, test protocols and the technical
description of our suppliers as well as through our research and testing by our specialist
Please note that this letter is presented as general product information based on the applicable
standards and legal requirements.
For more detailed information on our products, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or by