REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals)

REACH is the regulation of the European Parliament and the European Union Council, adopted on December 18, 2006, which modernizes European legislation regarding chemical substances.  It sets up a unique integrated system of chemical substances in the European Union.  The REACH objective is to improve the protection of human health and the environment while maintaining the European chemical industry’s competitiveness and strengthening its spirit of innovation.  The REACH list (Candidate list) may be updated every six months.  A list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) is generated and evaluated by the European Chemicals Agency (“ECHA”)and the EU member-states on an ongoing basis.  Based on a review of the data gathered during this process, some of these substances may then be added to the Candidate list of materials for subsequent authorization for use.  If, following additional testing and evaluation, the substances are then placed on the Authorization list, they may only be imported into the EU with prior authorization from ECHA.

Prysmian Group/General Cable understands the importance of restricting the use of hazardous chemicals in our products and we take the necessary steps to comply with the evolving REACH requirements as they pertain to wire and cable products and materials.

If you have specific technical questions regarding REACH or need a declaration form, please submit a request here.