Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 is commonly referred to as REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals). The REACH regulation became effective on June 1, 2007 to streamline and improve the former legislative framework for chemicals available in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries.
The objective of REACH is to improve protection of human health and the protection of the environment from the exposure to chemicals. REACH compliance is mandatory for products manufactured in, or imported into the European Union (EU).
As outlined by the REACH regulation, any organization manufacturing, importing, using or placing a substance, mixture, article or product on the EU market will be responsible for ensuring that the component substances are in compliance with REACH regulations.
Pasternack Enterprises does not currently either manufacture or import any chemical substances into the EU on their own or in articles (products) in quantities of 1 ton or more per year. In addition, Pasternack products do not contain chemical substances intended to be released during the normal and reasonably foreseeable conditions of the product’s use as defined by the REACH regulation and existing guidance.
However, under REACH, there is an obligation to ensure that articles do not contain any of the substances on the REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) Candidate list in concentration greater than 0.1% by weight. SVHCs are substances that may cause cancer or other serious health or environmental effects and thus face restriction or outright bans, and are listed in a regularly-updated ‘Candidate list’. The current Candidate list can be downloaded from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website: http://echa.europa.eu/chem_data/authorisation_process/candidate_list_table_en.asp
For each part that has been found to comply with the REACH SVHC reporting requirements, we show an indication of compliance adjacent to the part number using this symbol:
All products displaying this symbol on our website are assured to not contain any of the substances on the REACH SVHC Candidate list in concentration greater than .1% by weight as defined by the Candidate list displayed on the Pasternack REACH certificate. When you locate the product you need on our website, please click on the “Product ID or Part Number”. You will see the “REACH symbol” for the specific part. Click on this symbol to view the Certificate of REACH Compliance (printable if needed) for the specific product as well as the applicable ECHA SVHC Candidate list Date.
At Pasternack Enterprises, we recognize our responsibility as a worldwide supplier of RF, Microwave and Fiber Optic Products subject to the REACH regulations. We have completed a comprehensive effort internally and with our supply chain to determine the REACH compliance of our products. You will find our Reach Symbol adjacent to all products on our website that have been determined by Pasternack and our supply chain to contain less than 0.1% by weight of the REACH substances. You will also see the applicable ECHA SVHC Candidate List Date. Please refer to our website at www.Pasternack.com.
The Pasternack Enterprises REACH Product Compliance Program is implemented in accordance with Regulation No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council of 18 December 2006. Pasternack Enterprises does not currently have a direct REACH obligation to pre-register substances. Pasternack’s REACH Product Compliance is determined by a certification from our supply chain. A Pasternack product is deemed to be REACH compliant when it does not contain Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) beyond the specified concentration limits of less than 0.1% by weight as outlined in REACH 1907/2006/EU regulation.
If you have questions regarding REACH Product Certification on Pasternack’s products, please contact the Pasternack REACH Compliance Team via email at REACH@Pasternack.com or by calling Toll-Free within North America at 1-866-PASTERNACK (1-866-727-8376 Ext. 142). International customers, please call +1-949-261-1920 Ext. 142.