RoHS and REACH Compliance and Declaration

RoHS and REACH Compliance and Declaration (January 2016)

Dear Valued American Pride Fasteners customers, 
American Pride Fasteners is dedicated to serving you by providing high quality fasteners and specialty components that meet environmental regulations, including RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive, EU Directive 2002/95/EC, and REACH (Registration, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006. We are providing you the following information to assist you in meeting your environmental policies and procedures. 

Unless specifically stated in International Materials Data System (IMDS) Reports, the parts that American Pride Fasteners supplies you contain hazardous materials below the threshold in RoHS and REACH legislations. No IMDS reports will be supplied, unless expressly requested.

RoHS Compliance

APF had been producing parts that are RoHS compliant for since 2008. The majority of parts APF supplies are RoHS Compliant and are marked as such. 

RoHS Compliant means the substances restricted by the RoHS Directive are not contained in finished product above the threshold limits stated below. 

Restricted Substances Maximum Threshold Limits
Cadmium and its compounds 100 ppm (0.01 weight %)
Mercury and its compounds 1000 ppm (0.1 weight %)
Hexavalent chromium and its compounds 1000 ppm (0.1 weight %)
Lead and its compounds 1000 ppm (0.1 weight %)
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) 1000 ppm (0.1 weight %)
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) 1000 ppm (0.1 weight %)
Decabromine diphenyl ether (DECA BDE) 1000 ppm (0.1 weight %)
*Except when allowed by the Directive. For example 3500 ppm in steel, 4000 ppm in aluminum alloys and 40000 ppm in copper alloys


The compliance of American Pride Fasteners products is affected by the following: 
• Strictly controlling the materials and finishes that are used in our parts. 
• Periodic audits of our suppliers to insure compliance
• Periodic analysis, on an as needed basis, of our products. 

REACH Compliance

In June 2007, the European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 concerning the Regulation, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) entered into force. This Regulation established specific duties and obligations on companies in the European Union and that manufacture or import substances in preparations, or in articles. 
Under the structure of the REACH Regulation, American Pride Fasteners is a manufacturer and supplier of "Articles" to EU customers. We do not manufacture or supply "substances" or "preparations" and our articles do not involve the intentional release of substances. Accordingly we don’t foresee any registration or pre-registration requirement for the products we supply. APF is constantly monitoring the substances of very high concern (SVHC), as defined by REACH, in our products. This will be an on-going process since the complete list of SVHCs will be released in stages. 

All inquires related to REACH or RoHS compliance can be sent by e-mail to: Lynda@AmericanPrideFasteners.com 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Sincerely, 

Lynda Zacpal 
President
American Pride Fasteners