The REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restrictions of Chemicals) entered into force on the 1 June 2007. It aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. As a consequence, companies using substances, preparations (chemicals) and articles need to take actions to secure their supply and use of these.
Companies manufacturing and importing substances on their own or as part of preparations, or even articles in certain cases, into the European Union and the European Economic Area, will have to register these substances with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), if not exempted from REACH. If a substance has not been pre-registered and registered accordingly by predefined deadlines, the production or import will not be allowed, thus also affecting the downstream use of these substances.
As a European Union Regulation, REACH is applied directly in all Member States including European Economic Area countries.
REACH registrations at Paroc
According to REACH, manufacturers and importers need to register substances that are already on the EU market (i.e. phase-in substances) before December 2010 if their annual production exceeds 1000 tonnes. The statement behind the link is to confirm that Paroc Group has fulfilled the REACH obligations for all legal entities.
Download the Paroc REACH statement
RoHS Regulation (Directive 2002/95/EC)
The RoHS directive took effect on 1 July 2006 and is required to be enforced and codified as law in each Member State. The RoHS directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment in quantities exceeding maximum concentration values:
- Hexavalent chromium
- Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
- Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
The RoHS directive is closely linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC, which sets targets to solve the problem of huge amounts of toxic e-waste.
PAROC stone wool products do not contain hazardous substances described in the RoHS directive.
Contact information: Beatrice Rantanen, tel. +358 (0) 400 948 013 (English, Swedish and Finnish language).