What is REACH?

Over the last few months, The Mueller Group has received many requests from our customers to provide REACH compliance documentation.  With all of the different certifications that can be required on a cable, it can get confusing.

REACH, Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals concerns strictly the chemicals used in manufactured products.  It emphasizes full disclosure of harmful substances that may be included in various products.  This is all done to improve the protection of human & environmental health.

SVHCs (Substance of Very High Concern) can vary greatly and are included based on different factors.  The most common are ‘carcinogenic’ or ‘toxic for reproduction’.  Due to the vast substances included in REACH, it can be very overwhelming, but a useful regulation for human health.

A list from the European Chemicals Agency can be found here.

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