As a manufacturer, CCL Design Stuttgart GmbH is dependent on the information of its material suppliers. They are responsible for complying with all legal and official requirements. According to our current knowledge and based on the information of our suppliers, all our products are RoHS (2015/863/EC) and REACh (1907/2006/EC) compliant.
RoHS stands for Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances
The RoHS Directive (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) restricts the use of specific hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The Directive 2015/863/EU (RoHS III) replaces the Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS II) on 22nd of July 2019, which in turn replaced the previous Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS I) from 3rd of January 2013.
As of the Directive 2015/863/EU (RoHS III) the following 10 substances have to be considered. The maximum concentration of 0.1% by weight should not be exceeded.
- Lead (Pb) (0,1 %)
- Cadmium (Cd) (0,01 %)
- Mercury (Hg) (0,1 %)
- Hexavalent Chromium Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) (0,1 %)
- Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) (0,1 %)
- Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (0,1 %)
- Butylbenzylphthalate (BBP) (0,1 %)
- Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (0,1 %)
- Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) (0,1 %)
Besides the reduction of harmful effects on humans and the environment, the legislation also has the improvement of opportunities for recycling as a target.
REACh - the new European chemicals law
REACh stands for Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals.
The Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 came into force on 01.06.2007 and has since formed a valid legal basis for all EU member states. From this REACh regulation certain obligations arise for each operator in the supply chain. The products manufactured by CCL are to be referred to as articles within the meaning of the regulation. Since articles are not subject to registration, we assume the role of downstream user in the supply chain. Thus, according to REACh Article 33, the company is obliged to provide information along the supply chain.