As an ISO EN 14001 accredited manufacturer, Precision Micro recognise the need to comply with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). This regulation came in to force June 2007 and covers health and environmental dangers.
We have prepared a brief statement to explain our position regarding REACH
- Precision Micro is aware of the requirements of REACH and recognises the need for compliance
- Precision Micro only supplies finished goods and does not supply any customer with substances or preparations as part of its business. Therefore, there are no substances to be pre-registered on behalf of any of our customers
- Precision Micro is not a manufacturer or importer of "substances" (on their own or in "preparations") and, therefore does not have registration obligations under REACH
Precision Micro only work with suppliers who have pre-registered their chemicals under REACH.
Addition, December 2015: Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
Precision Micro tracks the portfolio of materials and finishes that potentially contain SVHCs. Based on current and available information of the products supplied by Precision Micro they contain less than 0.1% w/w of Substances of Very High Concern as listed on the Candidate List published by the ECHA in December 2015.
If, at some future date, a substance used in our products is added to the SVHC list we will inform customers in writing the name of the substance and the concentration level (w/w). A Material Safety Data Sheet for the safe use (including disposal) will also be sent.
Cadmium and cadmium oxide were added to the list of Substances of Very High Concern as listed on the Candidate List published by the ECHA on 20 June 2013. Some customers in the aerospace industry may require a cadmium plated finish. While our manufactured products do not contain cadmium we can subcontract this plating finish for customers if required.
The UK aerospace and defence sector ADS (as well as ASD, its European counterpart) has formally provided feedback regarding the consultation proposal recommending that if cadmium is to progress further in REACH, then there should be a specific aerospace exemption concerning cadmium plating to be added to existing entry 23 for cadmium in Annex XIV (Restriction list).