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Material Compliance at RAMPA: a summary

When purchasing threaded inserts, knock-in inserts, screws and more, is a high level of product transparency and compliance with environmental and material-specific specifications very important to you? It is for us as well!

The topic of sustainability and responsibility for our environment and our fellow humans is very close to our hearts. As a manufacturer and independent family business from Büchen , we are committed to the production of environmentally friendly products "made in Germany". We attach great importance to compliance with all environmental and material-specific requirements resulting from international regulations, standards, directives(REACH, RoHS, conflict minerals, etc.) as well as customer and market requirements. We respond in line with the market, work in a solution-focused way, and provide full transparency regarding our products. See for yourself - We are happy to share below more detailed information on the topic of Material Compliance at RAMPA.

We inform about declarable ingredients (SVHC) in our products according to REACH regulation (EC) 1907/2006

REACH is the European chemicals regulation and directive for the registration, evaluation, labeling, authorisation and restriction of chemical substances of significant high concern (SVHC). This has been in force since June 1, 2007, aiming to ensure a very high level of protection for human health as well as for the environment.

According to Article 33 of the European REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, we as a European manufacturer and supplier are obliged to inform about products containing ingredients according to the so-called SVHC-Candidate list with a threshold value of more than 0.1 mass percent.

Therefore, on the one hand, we are continuously working on the early identification of new SVHC ingredients. On the other hand, we regularly ask our suppliers whether the products contain substances that must be declared.

The substance lead (CAS no.: 7439-92-1) was added to the June 2018 SVHC candidate list. We inform that the products supplied by RAMPA, made of free-cutting steel and brass (copper materials), may contain lead in a concentration higher than 0.1% (w/w).

SCIP database

Since January 5, 2021, European suppliers are additionally required under the Waste Framework Directive to submit information to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) about products containing substances on the SVHC candidate list with a threshold value of more than 0.1 percent by mass that are placed on the market in the EU.

For this purpose, ECHA has set up a database for the reporting data - the so-called SCIP database.

The SCIP database complements the existing information requirements for SVHC substances under the REACH Regulation.

For affected RAMPA products we provide the SCIP details here transparently available.

We comply with the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU!

In addition to the REACH regulation, compliance with the current RoHS directive is also an important matter for us, we are happy to provide you with transparent information. The RoHS Directive (Restriction of certain hazardous substances) 2011/65/EU restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. This restricts the use of lead (PB), among other materials. To give you greater overview of the contents of the RoHS Directive , the following table shows the individual substance groups.

Devices placed on the market after 01.07.2006 must not exceed the following limits of certain materials:

Table showing the limit values of certain materials or substance groups in electrical and electronic equipment according to the RoHS Directive.

Table: Substances subject to restrictions according to Directive 2011/65/EU (No. 1 - 6) or 2015/863/EU (No. 7 - 10) and their maximum permissible concentration in homogeneous materials in percent by weight

*** There are some exemptions for certain applications, components and materials in accordance with the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU. For example, for lead as an alloying element in the materials steel and brass (copper alloy). Here, the limit value for steel is up to 0.35 percent by weight and for brass (copper alloy) up to 4 percent by weight (corresponds to Annex III of the RoHS Directive).

Our RoHS Declaration of Conformity is available here.

Further statements from RAMPA on regulations and guidelines

• EU Conflict Minerals Regulation (EU) 2017/821:

The provisions of Regulation (EU) 2017/821 require EU importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten, their ores and gold (also referred to as 3TG) to comply with specific supply chain due diligence requirements regarding the origin of the aforementioned minerals and metals from conflict and high risk areas. Our products do not contain materials from conflict and high-risk areas, neither according to the formulation nor according to current information.

• Stockholm Convention / POPs Regulation (EU) 2019/1021:

The POP Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 severely bans or restricts the production and use of persistent organic pollutants in the European Union. Our products do not contain persistent organic pollutants, neither according to the formulation nor according to current information.

• Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs):

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) consist of multi-membered rings of carbon and hydrogen atoms (mostly benzene rings) joined together by common sides. They degrade badly in the environment (also called persistent) and accumulate in organisms (also called bio accumulative). Our products do not contain PAHs, neither according to the formulation nor according to current information.

• Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS):

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a wide class of different chemical compounds containing stable carbon-fluorine bonds. Due to their unique and powerful properties and limited alternatives, this diverse family of over 10,000 substances is used in numerous industrial processes and consumer products. The current EU restriction dossier provides for a complete ban of all PFAS (with a time limit for very few exceptions) from 18 months after the law comes into force. According to the current status, the restriction of PFAS could come into force as early as 2025. As far as we are currently aware, no PFAS substances are added to our standard RAMPA products either in the manufacture of products or in the surface coatings (status: November 2023).

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about material compliance at RAMPA! We will fully and answer your queries about RAMPA's compliance with environmental and material specifications.

RAMPA stands for quality and also operates to a high standard in this context. We look forward to hearing from you! Good idea. Let’s make it!