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January 1, 2019

Declaration of Aubin Industries Inc. Non-Use of 197 SVHCs in Components
(re: REACH Regulation)

The components that Aubin Industries Inc. supplies do not contain any of the 197 Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) identified in the REACH 197 Regulation in their composition or make-up (reference list below). Also, the components that Aubin Industries Inc. supplies do not contain any of the dangerous chemical substances, mixtures or articles identified in REACH Annex XVII in excess of 0.1 wt% of the article.

Of particular importance for cast PU processors to consider when importing PU articles into Europe are those substances that are referred to as “Substances of Very High Concern” (SVHCs). SVHCs are those substances that have been identified as having properties of particular concern by ECHA, such as toxicity, carcinogenicity, etc. Substances put on the SVHC candidate list (Annex XV) are immediately subject to certain reporting requirements. After being put on this list, a substance will eventually be reviewed and may be placed on the “authorization list” (Annex XIV). Substances on the authorization list are given a “sunset date”, beyond which they cannot be manufactured or imported into the EU, except if granted an authorization for a particular use or if exempted from a particular use.
The REACh regulations regulate both substances and articles in the EU, but treat articles (such as cast polyurethane parts) differently. Articles which contain SVHCs are subject to REACh regulation if the SVHC is contained in quantities greater than 0.1 wt% of the article.

Substance CAS #
Anthracene 120-12-7
MDA 101-77-9
Dibutyl Phthalate 84-74-2
Cyclododecane 294-62-2
Cobalt dichloride 7646-79-9
Diarsenic pentaoxide 1303-28-4
Diarsinic trioxide 1327-53-3
Sodium Dichromate dihydrate 7789-12-0
5-t-butyl 2,4,6, trinitro-m-xylene 81-15-2
Diethylhexyl phthalate 117-81-7
Hexabromododecane 25637-99-4
C10-13 chloroalkanes 85535-84-8
Bis(tributyltin)oxide 56-35-9
Lead hydrogen arsenate 7784-40-9
Triethyl arsenate 15606-95-8
Benzyl butyl phthalate 85-68-7

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