You can be certain that SAMSON AG is well informed about the Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), which entered into force on June 1, 2007 and has determined the applicable consequences and obligations.
We manufacture "articles" as defined in the REACH Regulation; as a result, we are a "downstream user". Consequently, we have a duty to communicate information to our customers on substances contained in our products according to Article 33 of the REACH Regulation. Refer to the table below to check whether the duty to communicate information according to Article 33 applies to a SAMSON product.
As a result of legal amendments to REACH Annex XVII (Annex 17), some products are subject to a restriction since May 9, 2020 due to their materials (including the substance NMP), which only allows commercial use under controlled conditions. These changes are reflected in the table below.
The REACH Candidate List, which serves as the basis for the restriction or authorisation according to Article 59 (1, 10) and Article 33 of the REACH Regulation, was published on September 1, 2008. Since then, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has constantly been expanding this candidate list that defines the so-called “Substances of Very High Concern” (SVHC).
Economic actors are obliged to enter articles containing SVHC into ECHA’s SCIP database, starting on January 5, 2021. The aim is to improve the recycling and the waste management. For this reason, checking whether our products contain an SVHC substance >0.1 mass% is an ongoing process.
SAMSON Frankfurt reveals the hexavalent chromium content of under 0.1 % w/w. To do so, we apply the O5A (once an article, always an article) approach. The obligation to communicate and notify under article 33 of the REACH regulation applies to every (formerly) individual article specified on a parts list that exceeds the 0.1 % w/w threshold. For this purpose, we are in close contact with our suppliers.
If SAMSON products contain substances that are subject to the REACH authorization process according to Annex XIV (Appendix 14), we will list them in the table below together with their valid authorization number.