Fairview Microwave REACH Product Compliance Program
At Fairview, we recognize our responsibility as an international supplier of RF, Microwave and Millimeter wave electronics products to maintain a comprehensive REACH compliance program. We are fully committed to offering REACH compliance on the majority of our products and posting accurate REACH compliance status for all of our products. We have posted this data on our website so that it can be easily found for each part number within our on-line catalog.
What is REACH Compliance?
Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 is commonly referred to as REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals). The REACH regulation became effective on June 1, 2007 to streamline and improve the former legislative framework for chemicals available in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries. The objective of REACH is to improve protection of human health and the protection of the environment from the exposure to chemicals. REACH compliance is mandatory for products manufactured in, or imported into the European Union (EU). As outlined by the REACH regulation, any organization manufacturing, importing, using or placing a substance, mixture, article or product on the EU market will be responsible for ensuring that the component substances are in compliance with REACH regulations.
Determining Fairview REACH Compliance:
All products displaying this symbol on our website have been certified as REACH Compliant. Click on the symbol to view the Certificate of REACH Compliance for that product.
How does Fairview maintain REACH Compliance?
Fairview Microwave does not currently either manufacture or import any chemical substances into the EU on their own or in articles (products) in quantities of 1 ton or more per year. In addition, Fairview products do not contain chemical substances intended to be released during the normal and reasonably foreseeable conditions of the product’s use as defined by the REACH regulation and existing guidance.
However, under REACH, there is an obligation to ensure that articles do not contain any of the substances on the REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) Candidate list in concentration greater than 0.1% by weight. SVHCs are substances that may cause cancer or other serious health or environmental effects and thus face restriction or outright bans. Fairview routinely acquires current REACH data from its supply base and posts the date of the REACH SVHC Candidate list associated with the data provided. The current SVHC Candidate list can be downloaded from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website: http://echa.europa.eu/chem_data/authorisation_process/candidate_list_table_en.asp
Need More Information?
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