Manufacturer's declaration

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.

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Conversion from chromate coating to iridescent passivation

We at SAMSON are aware of our responsibility for sustainability. We strive to observe the latest standards and procedures in environmental protection and the efficient use of resources with our products and manufacturing methods.
This is why we converted the corrosion protection applied in our electroplating departments, for example for aluminum and for zinc-plated steel parts, at an early stage. Since 2016, we have signed contracts with our suppliers to ensure that we only receive parts compliant with RoHS 2 and REACH requirements:

  1. SAMSON items with electrical functions fall within the scope of DIRECTIVE 2011/65/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of June 8, 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2) as implemented in Germany (ElektroStoffV). Even though hexavalent chromium (Chromium VI) only has a minor function in many cases, SAMSON aims at observing a maximum chromium VI content of under 0.1 % w/w in the homogenous materials of all parts of an article. This material restriction applies to the majority of our articles sold since July 22, 2017. Exceptions may apply to spare parts.
  2. In addition to the RoHS 2 procedure, SAMSON AG discloses the Chromium VI content of more than 0.1 mass% (w/w) per individual product according to REACH.
    Parts with a production date prior to September 22, 2017 containing hexavalent chromium that are still kept in stock and do not fall within the scope of the RoHS 2 directive (no electrical function) may be sold off without violating any laws.
    According to the amendment to the REACH Regulation (EC) of April 17, 2013, our products manufactured after September 21, 2017 - without electrical function - may only use such substances listed in Annex XIV under certain conditions: Some actor in the supply chain must have received valid authorization documents from the European Chemicals Agency ECHA for these chemicals, for the intended use of SAMSON AG. We are not aware of such an authorization.

Do not hesitate to contact the SAMSON Materials Compliance Dept. at Compliance-Service-DE(at) if you have any questions.