Information for customers of Scott Precision Wire Ltd.
Resistance and Thermocouple Conductors & Cables
Scott Precision WireLtd continues to recognise the European Regulation No. 1907/2006 concerning Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), which entered into force June 2007.
Annex XIV – List of Substances subject to Authorisation, updated 25 July 2018, and Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern for authorisation, updated 27 June 2018.
We have reviewed the latest updates and confirm that, according to information currently provided, none of the substances noted in the Authorisation List or Candidate List are present in our products in quantities exceeding the threshold values.
As a downstream user we have contacted our suppliers who have confirmed they, or their suppliers, were pre-registering all materials and they were not expecting any problems with future activities due to REACH requirements. We will pass on any relevant information as it becomes available.
Annex XVII – Restrictions on the Manufacture, Placing on the Market and Use of Certain Dangerous Substances, Mixtures and Articles
Nickel is listed in Annex XVII of the regulations. Nickel is present in a number of resistance and thermocouple wires however it is not envisaged that they are used in a manner that would result in prolonged contact with skin. Labels on products containing Nickel do not include hazard or warning symbols, under Article 23, and users will need to determine whether their particular use contravenes the restrictions laid out in the regulations. The entry is reproduced below.
Designation of the substance, of the group of substances or of the mixture
Conditions of restriction
CAS No 7440-02-0
EC No 231-111-4 and its compounds
1. Shall not be used:
(a) in any post assemblies which are inserted into pierced ears and other pierced parts of the human body unless the rate of nickel release from such post assemblies is less than 0,2 μg/ cm 2 /week (migration limit);
(b) in articles intended to come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin such as:
— necklaces, bracelets and chains, anklets, finger rings,
— wrist-watch cases, watch straps and tighteners,
— rivet buttons, tighteners, rivets, zippers and metal marks, when these are used in garments,
if the rate of nickel release from the parts of these articles coming into direct and prolonged contact with the skin is greater than 0,5 μg/cm 2 /week.
(c) in articles referred to in point (b) where these have a non-nickel coating unless such coating is sufficient to ensure that the rate of nickel release from those parts of such articles coming into direct and prolonged contact with the skin will not exceed 0,5 μg/cm 2 / week for a period of at least two years of normal use of the article.
2. Articles which are the subject of paragraph 1 shall not be placed on the market unless they conform to the requirements set out in that paragraph.
3. The standards adopted by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) shall be used as the test methods for demonstrating the conformity of articles to paragraphs 1 and 2.
If more information is required the identified contact for REACH at Scott Precision Wire is Stephen Holt
Technical & Quality Manager
Scott Precision Wire Ltd.
7 August 2018
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