Comment REACh / RoHS / Hazardous substances lists

1. Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACh)

In accordance with Article 33 of the REACh regulation, the company Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG is obliged to inform their customers if one of our products contains a substance of very high concern (SVHC) in a concentration of more than 0.1 percent.

To date we have no information that the products supplied to you contain SVHC substances at concentrations exceeding 0.1 per cent by weight. If SVHC substances exceeding the indicated concentration are included in our products, we will inform you immediately.

2. EU directive RoHS (2011/65/EU former 2002/95/EC)

We have successfully introduced the EU guideline 2011/65/EU (RoHS) within our company - our electrical and electronic products fulfil its requirements, which we confirm in an EU declaration of conformity.

Mechanical products, such as pressure gauges or thermometers, are not subject to RoHS 2011/65/EU, meaning we cannot generate a declaration of conformity. Should you still need a confirmation that a mechanical product also complies with the material limits of RoHS, then we can create this for you related to your order. You will receive the declaration individually for an order number or article number.

3. RESOLUTION MEPC. 269(68)  -  Hong Kong Convention

The substances listed in this resolution are either substances such as cleaning agents which, due to their hazardous nature, are avoided in the manufacturing processes at WIKA as far as possible, but which are under no circumstances constituent elements of WIKA products. The remaining substances also listed in this resolution fall under the RoHS directive for which the statement made in paragraph 2 is valid.

Thanks to the conformity with RoHS, we can therefore derive for WIKA products that the “Materials contained in ship structure or equipment” listed in the Hong Kong Convention are not relevant.

However, we aim to comply with the requirements of the above named directive for freedom from hazardous substances as soon as possible. For this reason, WIKA set up a capacious programme which prevents the usage of environmentally-sensitive substances in our products at the earliest possible stage.

If you require freedom from hazardous substances on short notice, we will have to calculate the expense for an advanced qualification and the resulting extra costs and appointments.