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The global formulator and manufacturer of thermoset moulding compounds recently announced that none of their materials use the 53 SVHC's (Substances of Very High Concern) in the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) REACH regulations - including the seven new materials included in the recent fifth listing.
REACH is the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, with the goal of streamlining and improving the former legislative framework on chemicals of the European Union (EU).
The main goals of REACH are to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, the promotion of alternative test methods, the free circulation of substances on the internal market and enhancing competitiveness and innovation.
REACH makes industry responsible for assessing and managing the risks posed by chemicals and providing appropriate safety information to their users.
"IDI is committed to compliance with respect to the ECHA REACH regulations and we're pleased to certify that none of the 53 SVHC's are used or processed in the manufacture of our BMC or SMC products." states Jay Merrell, Executive Vice President of IDI Composites International. "There will undoubtedly be more substances added to the list in the future, but we will continue to monitor ECHA publications and perform the appropriate analysis."
About IDI Composites International
IDI Composites International (IDI) is the premier global formulator and manufacturer of thermoset molding compounds for custom molders and OEMs. The company provides customized polyester/vinylester-based bulk molding compounds (BMC), sheet molding compounds (SMC) for the world's most demanding markets, including automotive/truck, electrical, food service, alternative energy, and appliance. IDI also offers a new line of high performance Structural Thermoset Compounds that are manufactured in both sheet and bulk formats for the most demanding applications in markets such as Military/Aerospace, Transportation, and Industrial.
Headquartered in a 200,000 square foot facility in Noblesville, IN (USA), IDI has a strong presence in the international thermoset composites market. To support a growing customer base worldwide, the company operates multiple wholly owned manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia, and The Americas.
More information: www.idicomposites.com