Negative list for substances in supplied materials and products
Below, you will find a list containing substances or substance groups which are either not accepted as constituent ingredients in the material/product to be supplied by PFERD, or only under limiting circumstances as a result of stricter statutory and quality requirements. This list is subject to continuous amendment, e.g. as new directives come into effect.
We therefore request that you adhere to the listed points when supplying our company
Bans and restrictions according to REACH regulation
The REACH regulation on the registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals contains comprehensive requirements for manufacturers, importers, retailers and downstream users of chemicals. Alongside obligations to provide information, other obligations, e.g. the registration, authorization and restriction (=banning) of chemical substances, are also set out. Not only chemicals fall under the REACH regulation’s scope of applicability, but also products manufactured from these chemicals (e.g. products such as machines, toys, components, etc.).
Appendix XVII contains entries with what are known as restrictions (substance bans). The restriction conditions are defined for each entry, i.e. which applications the bans are valid for or which maximum limits must always be observed.
All products delivered to PFERD must comply with the requirements of the currently valid version of the REACH regulation including all amendments.
Prohibition on the use of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
The group of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) covers several hundred individual substances. What all of these compounds have in common is that they are made up of a matrix of linked benzene rings.
According to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), there is good reason to believe that these PAH substances are responsible for changing genetic material, causing cancer and adversely affecting reproduction.
In Germany, the Product Safety Commission (AfPS) specified new requirements for PAH testing for the purposes of GS mark certification on 15 May 2019. These were defined in the form of a specification in accordance with Section 21 (1) No. 3 of the German Product Safety Act (ProdSG). This is implemented using a GS specification .
To ensure that PFERD products comply with these requirements, all products delivered to PFERD must comply with this specification and adhere to the category 2 limit values as a minimum requirement. In particular, no extender oils or carbon blacks contaminated with PAHs may be used.
Radioactive contamination of metallic products
In February 2009, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment informed the public that stainless steel products from India contaminated with radioactive material had been found in several Federal States (see press report no. 41/09).
At the moment, it is assumed that this contamination was the result of unintentional meltdown of radioactive cobalt-60 radiation sources in an Indian smelting plant.
The products concerned are both preliminary products in the form of round stainless steel bars that were destined for further processing in Germany, as well as end products such as machine parts.
Contaminated steel products as the result of unintentional meltdown of radioactive radiation sources are a global problem. In other words, there is always a latent risk of radioactively contaminated steel products as a result of this.
Naturally, the products we have acquired from you may not pose any kind of health hazard to our employees and/or customers.
Please therefore ensure that it is not possible for metallic materials delivered to PFERD to be contaminated by radiation.