Chemicals used in creating electrical connectors require compliance with REACH regulations of the European Union, whether they are shipped to, or manufactured there.
“REACH regulations were adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry”, states the official EU REACH website.
The Chemical Inspection and Regulation Service (CIRS) suggests that manufacturers of electrical components, such as wire mesh grips and molded connectors made by Remke, are considered ‘Downstream Users’. They use this term to describe others involved in the manufacturing process, but who are not the actual manufacturer or importer. These companies typically have different, or no registration requirements. Read more about Downstream Users and REACH >
One of the major parts of REACH Regulations state that reporting to the ECHA is only required if any of the identified chemicals are “released from the product under normal or reasonable foreseeable conditions of use”. To our knowledge, none of our products release any chemicals during use, and are therefore compliant with REACH. Read our full REACH Compliance Statement >