EU regulation for chemical elements REACH (EC) No 1907/2006
REACH is the European chemical regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals.
Under REACH, Hemabo is classified as a downstream user, as it neither makes chemical materials or substances, nor imports them into the EU. As a result, the REACH’s obligation to register does not directly apply to Hemabo—a tool manufacturer. Nevertheless, we have informed our suppliers about REACH and have asked them to fulfil their obligations, including the registration obligation, arising from the regulation.
EU regulation for restriction of hazardous substances RoHS3 (EU) No 2011/65/EU and 2015/863/EU
The Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) is a European directive which restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The substances in the directive may only be used in electrical and electronic equipment if used below the maximum concentration value by weight in homogeneous materials as listed below:
- Lead (<0.1%)
- Mercury (<0.1%)
- Cadmium (0.01%)
- Chromium VI (0.1%)
- Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (<0.1%)
- Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0.1%)
- Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (0.1%)
- Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP) (0,1%)
- Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (0,1%)
- Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) (0,1%)
Hemabo only processes semi-finished goods which our suppliers have declared to be in compliance with RoHS guidelines, insofar as they are able to verify. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions regarding our materials.