REACH stands for "Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals" and took effect on 1 June 2007 with regulation (EC) no. 1907/2006. REACH is a regulation of the European Union adopted for the purpose of better protecting human health and the environment from the risks that can arise from chemicals.
FAULHABER Drive Systems is not a manufacturer or importer of chemical materials or preparations that require registration. Within the spirit of the regulation, it is instead a downstream user. As a downstream user, we conduct the necessary communication in the supply chain. Because chemicals legislation also covers substances in products, we have an obligation to inform if substances of very high concern (SVHC) are part of FAULHABER products.
On 10 September 2015, the European Court of Justice specified the definition of a product within the scope of the REACH regulation. If the limit value of 0.1% weight by weight of a substance of very high concern (SVHC) is exceeded in an installed subassembly, there is an obligation – independent of the % weight by weight portion in the whole product – to inform according to Article 33 (1) of the REACH regulation.
If you require detailed information, please contact your FAULHABER sales representative. The basis is the current edition of the SVHC candidate list: https://echa.europa.eu/.