Firma-Chrome is directly affected by REACH legislation, our processes use SoVHC. In particular we use hexavalent chrome, although we use less than 1 tonne per year. Downstream our suppliers DO use more than 1 tonne per year and we have written evidence to ensure they are registered and compliant with the latest version of REACH. We are monitoring the ongoing negotiations between CTAC (Chromium Trioxide Authorisation Consortium) and ECHA (European Chemicals Agency).
Firma-Chrome Ltd is committed to comply with any amendment or requirement which requires our action or compliance.
EU RoHS 3 Directive
Whilst Firma-Chrome does not fall within the control of this directive, we have several upstream customers in the Medical and Electronics industries. Customers who are compliant with RoHS3 have justifiably asked if our processes would affect their parts adversely with respect to compliance. The answer to all customers is an unequivocal NO. None of our processes or coatings will result in restricted substances tainting parts. Therefore, with respect to plating & metal finishing, our customers’ upstream can declare compliance with RoHS3 in the 2019 format.