August 12, 2019
DecaBDE as a brominated flame retardant chemical was prohibited in manufacturing or importing into the European Union since 2 March 2019 according to EU’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) regulation.
Print-Rite pointed out that the regulation addresses the environmental health and safety issues of the use of chemical substances and the penalties for non-compliance. As a result, suppliers that violate REACH are most likely to be subjected to stiff fines and penalties. It is also illegal for resellers or distributors to sell cartridges that contravene the REACH restrictions, on the global market.
Suppliers that fail to comply with the new regulations risk damaging their business reputation, may be subject to severe penalties and long border delays. Resellers and distributors must ensure that the supplier they choose complies with the “rules”, the company added.
Print-Rite said: “All Print-Rite products are tested by our in-house laboratory and technicians before they go to market. For twelve consecutive years, Print-Rite is the only organisation from the aftermarket printing industry to participate in the ISO international standards meeting. Print-Rite is also the first aftermarket supplier to be accredited with QC 080000 assuring we comply totally with RoHS and REACH directives.”
“As a distributor of Print-Rite, you will be able to take full advantage of product safety and compliance. Our QA (Quality Assurance), Legal & Compliance teams ensure our new-built cartridge solutions are not only safe for our customers, but also lawful,” Print-Rite added.
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