REACH, which is the new EU regulation on chemicals and their safe use, is the source of much discussion among manufacturers. Users are requesting safety datasheets, suppliers are enquiring about applications.
Does REACH affect SERTO as well?
Application of ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU
As a major supplier to the European machine and equipment industry, we are periodically asked for our position regarding the conformity of SERTO products to the EC Directive 2014/34/EU (better known under the name ATEX).
The European Pressure Equipment Directive DGRL 2014/68/EU has been definitively in effect since 19 July 2016, thereby taking on a legal character in the EU Area.
SERTO unions are not subject to the CE marking obligation.
Since 1st April 2008 the GS mark now also includes a test for PAH – polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. According to expert opinion, however, the plastic unions sold by SERTO do not fall under the scope of the new directive.
Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 - provisions is to help protect human health and the environment, by including rules on the environmentally sound recovery and disposal of products containing persistent organic pollutants (organic compounds).
California Proposition 65 (officially known as the “Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986”, Section 25249.8) is a law that was enacted in the US state of California in 1986 to ensure the cleanliness of drinking water.
The 4MS countries have decided to implement common, or directly comparable, practices (4MS Common Approach) for various aspects. One of these is the "Acceptance of the constituents used in materials in contact with drinking water". This resulted, among others, in the 4MS positive list for metallic materials (4MS Common Composition List).
SERTO does not use any contaminated stainless steel from India in its production. This was revealed after internal investigations and enquiries at our steel suppliers. Here you will find the respective letter of confirmation.
A Declaration of Confirmity in regard to the regulation (EG) No. 1935/2004 may be issued on request for appropriate SERTO products. Please contact us already during the planning of your systems, so that we can carry out the necessary clarifications beforehand.