MMD Monitor-Quartztek REACH Statement REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) is a European Union Commission (EUC) Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). REACH entered into force on June 1, 2007 and will be phased in until 2018.
MMD Monitor-Quartztek supports the aim of REACH in improving the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances.
MMD Monitor-Quartztek will meet all REACH requirements, where applicable, and is committed to provide our customers with information concerning the material content of MMD Monitor-Quartztek products in accordance with any relevant REACH requirements.
Suppliers of articles must provide recipients with information on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) if those are present above a concentration limit of 0.1 % weight on an article level. This list of substances will be published in 2009. It is anticipated that substances used in electronic products will be registered by raw material manufacturers within the supply chain.
MMD Monitor-Quartztek continues to work with its suppliers to ensure that all SVHC are notified to the European Chemicals Agency, if necessary, to comply with this REACH requirement.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published on 28th of October 2008 the first list of substances of very high concern (SVHC) and amended it by 13th of January 2010. SVHCs are chemicals considered hazardous. Since that time any concentrations of above 0.1% article weight of the SVHC will have to be reported to down-stream users at least by naming the SVHC.