Regulations Fixings and Fasteners

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Regulations Fixings and FastenersRegistration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of ChemicalsREACH CONSTRUCTION FIXING ANCHOR RESINSThe situation with this product range may be different in that components in the cartridges could either be substances or preparations including mixtures of two or more chemical substances in a container. If sourced from within the EU, including the UK, then responsibility for registration under REACH will rest with the EU manufacturer or first importer of the substances into the EU. The distributor’s responsibility when supplying a substance or mixture is to ensure it passes on health and safety information including Safety Data Sheets. Additionally if the supplier provides information on the hazards or safe handling of a product there is a duty to provide this to the customer. A distributor must not distribute containing substances that should have been registered but have not been. There is also an obligation to retain information required to carry out the distributor’s duty under REACH for at least ten years from the last date a substance was supplied.PLATED OR COATED FASTENERS Coated fasteners are considered REACH articles, there are no registration obligations as long as there is no release of chemical substances from them. THREAD LOCKED FASTENERS The issues outlined above for plated fasteners also apply to fasteners that have threadlocking patches or adhesive componds appied to them.NYLON INSERTS LOCKING - NYLON TIPS - NYLON FASTENERS The issues outlined above for plated fasteners also apply to fasteners that are made of Nylon or other polymers or have Nylon tips or Nylon inserts. Below are leaflets produced by the UK CA in collaboration with other UK Government Departments. They are intended to cover the key issues of various aspects of REACH. Anyone requiring more detailed information should consult the comprehensive guidance available from the ECHA website. These can be accessed via the information and guidance page.WEEE Regulations 2013: government guidance notes Guidance for those involved in the manufacture, sale and subsiquent disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from 1 January 2014.Full copy of EU Commission implementing regulation (EU) 2015/519ANTI-DUMPING The European Union extends duties on Chinese Steel FastenersThe European Commission has published Implementing Regulation 2015/519 which confirms the findings of its investigation and extends anti-dumping duties for up to a further five years on specific steel fasteners originating in the People's Republic of China or consigned from Malaysia.With the exception of ten exporters located in China, who obtained individual treatment and have specific levels of duty ranging from zero to 69.7%, the level of anti-dumping duty applicable to the defined products imported from China is 74.1%.The same level of anti-dumping duty is applied to imports of steel fastener products from Malaysia, whether declared as originating or not originating in that country. The exception by eight specified companies, who have obtained an exemption from the duties as a result of the circumvention investigation concluded in 2011, and one company through a partial interim review concluded afterward.CE Marked FastenersConstruction Products Regulation CPR became law in all EU member states from the 1st of July 2013.This European regulation replaced the vountary CPD Construction Products Directive introduced in 1988 and affects all construction products covered by a hEN harmonized European standard or ETA European Technical AssessmentNon-preload bolting assemblies have to be supplied in accordance with EN 15048-1 and preload bolting assemblies in accordance with EN 14399-1 in order to adhere to the CE marking requirements. Assemblies need to be labelled in accordance with standard and regulatory requirements and supplied with the required documentation DOPBuyers have to ensure that construction products are covered and purchased by a harmonised standard or a European Technical Assessment and that they are properly CE marked.Preload bolting assemblies must comply with EN 14399 Non-preload bolting assemblies have to comply with EN 15048. For dimensional requirements The relevant product standards should be used for dimensional information .
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