Sustainability

BUFAB RoHS and REACh compliance statement

BUFAB is a manufacturer, importer and distributor of fasteners and special items of mainly steel, stainless steel and plastic. In accordance to BUFAB Environmental policy BUFAB is promoting environmental responsibility by encouraging our suppliers, contractors and customers to adopt international environmental principles.

Compliance requirements

BUFAB is committed to ensure that our products are in compliance with Directives 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive).

BUFAB is committed to fulfill all duties under the European Union regulation no. 1907/2006 on the Registration,

Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACh) regarding the disclosure of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). BUFAB is required to pass on the information to our customers regarding all substances on the Candidate List above 0.1% in the identified products.

REACh SVHC candidate list: http://echa.europa.eu/candidatelisttable

BUFAB compliance fulfillment 

BUFAB’s ambition is to only provide RoHS and REACh compliant products and we are continuously working on replacing non-compliant products. This is also supported by our Environmental Policy.

Some of our products are currently surface treated with treatments containing hexavalent Chromium (Cr(VI)) or Cadmium which are substances included in RoHS.

Those surface treatments are:

  • Zinc with yellow, green or black chromating (Cr(VI))
  • Zinc iron with yellow or black chromating (Cr(VI))
  • Dacromet (Cr(VI))
  • Cadmium coating (Cadmium)

BUFAB make efforts to help customers to replace existing products that contains hexavalent chromium. BUFAB has multiple sources for hexavalent chromium free coatings that will meet the performance of standard platings containing hexavalent chromium. Please contact your local BUFAB Company for pricing and assistance on selecting the right hexavalent chromium free coating for your application.

Some of our plastic products contain DEHP (softener) which is one of the substances in the Candidate List. We are currently working on replacing this substance with an alternative that is not included in the Candidate List. The concerned customers are informed.

Products containing lead as an alloying element of steel, aluminum and copper are not allowed to be included in jewelry according to restriction 63 in Annex XVII in REACh.

Nickel plated material is not allowed to be included in products intended to come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin (e.g. earrings, watch straps or zippers) according to restriction 27 in Annex XVII in REACh.

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