A Schaltbau Company


On 1 June 2007 the directive (EC) No. 1907/2006 regarding the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACh) came into force. The REACh system is based on the principle of direct responsibility for industry. According to the principle “no data, no market”, under the regulations of REACh, chemicals may only be brought into circulation if they have been previously registered. Any manufacturer or importer wanting to market chemicals that are covered under the terms of REACh must possess their own registration number for these products.

Schaltbau GmbH only manufactures and sells non-chemical products. Moreover, these products do not release chemical substances under normal, reasonable, foreseeable conditions of use. Schaltbau is therefore a so-called downstream user and not required to register its products. However, we are obliged to provide information in accordance with Article 33 of the REACh directive. This means we are required to pass on information along the supply chain if a so-called SVHC (Substance of Very High Concern) is present in amounts of 0.1% or more of the mass of any particular product we make.

The SVHCs are published via the “candidates list”, which is constantly being supplemented and meanwhile includes more than 181 substances (as at 15th January 2018). As the candidates list is subject to continual change, we will not attempt to provide direct information regarding SVHCs here on the website, but include them in any quotes, order confirmations, delivery notes and invoices. If necessary a safety data sheet will be provided with the delivery.