REACH Declaration

Scott Precision Wire has been approved and is regularly audited by our customers and welcomes the opportunity to demonstrate our expertise and manufacturing capabilities.

We can supply wires to all international and national resistance and thermocouple standards including:

Last Updated: August 2021

Information for customers of Scott Precision Wire Ltd.

Resistance and Thermocouple Conductors & Cables

REACH Compliance.

Scott Precision Wire Ltd 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 and Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern for authorisation.

We have reviewed the latest updates and confirm that, according to information currently provided, none of the substances noted in the Authorisation List or the Candidate List, updated 8/7/2021, are present in our products in quantities exceeding the threshold values.

We confirm we have fulfilled our obligations under REACH/EU and REACH/UK as a supplier of articles and 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. This entry can be found replicated below:

Physical and Mechanical Properties

Column 1Column 2
Designation of the substance, of the group of substances or of the mixtureConditions of restriction
27. Nickel1. Shall not be used:
                CAS No 7440-02-0(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);
                EC No 231-111-4 and its compounds(b) in articles intended to come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin such as:
— earrings,
— 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


Stephen Holt,

Technical & Quality Manager

Scott Precision Wire Ltd.

6 August 2021