REACH-SVHC Regulation – Lead
In accordance with Article 33 of the REACH Regulation, we hereby inform you that the non-ferrous metal semi-finished products we supply contain a substance from the REACH Candidate List (SVHC), namely lead.
For this purpose, we have listed the affected alloys (lead content> 0.1%) of our product portfolio with the respective concentration of lead and made it available for download in the attached document.
In addition, we would like to clarify that the use of lead in non-ferrous metal semi-finished products has been regulated for many years and the obligation to provide information under REACH is not based on new scientific knowledge about lead.
The substitution of lead in many copper alloys is currently not practicable. Lead acts as a chip breaker and lubricant, improves the machinability of the alloys and is responsible for specific properties of the finished component, eg. corrosion resistance. Lead also improves other properties, in particular the slip properties of the materials.
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