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REACH Compliance Roadmap
for Ecliptek Crystals and Oscillators

REACH Overview

Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 is commonly referred to as REACH. REACH stands for the Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals. The REACH Regulation entered into force on 1st June 2007 to streamline and improve the former legislative framework for chemicals of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries.

REACH created the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) which has a central coordination and implementation role in the overall regulation process. The ECHA manages the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction processes for chemical substances to ensure consistency across the countries in which REACH applies.

The main objective of REACH is to improve protection of human health and the environment from the risks of chemicals.

REACH compliance is only mandatory on products produced in or shipped into the European Union (EU) and member countries. However, since many other jurisdictions have similar or pending legislation and since many manufacturers products may eventually find their way into the EU, REACH compliance is having a global effect.

Ecliptek REACH Program

The Ecliptek REACH Compliance program is implemented in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006.

Ecliptek Corporation has implemented a REACH compliance program to address this legislation and is committed to meeting the requirements of all applicable REACH laws and regulations.

As outlined by the REACH regulation, any organization producing, importing, using or placing a substance, mixture or article on the EU market will be responsible for ensuring that it is in compliance with REACH regulations. The legislation covers EU manufacturers, including chemical suppliers, distributors and downstream users, as well as any EU companies importing products to the EU market.

Ecliptek does currently neither manufacture nor import any chemical substances into the EU on their own or in articles in quantities of 1 ton or more per year. In addition, imported Ecliptek articles do not contain chemical substances intended to be released during the normal and reasonably foreseeable conditions of the product's use as defined by the REACH regulation and existing guidance. Thus, Ecliptek does not currently have a direct REACH obligation to pre-register substances.

Ecliptek is implementing processes and procedures with its suppliers and customers to offer REACH compliant articles (components and assemblies). Ecliptek is working in concert with several industry consortia and forums in an effort to offer REACH compliant product alternatives.

Ecliptek has established a REACH compliance team that meets regularly to coordinate all REACH company policy. This team coordinates all REACH tasks with respect to our manufacturing locations, qualified subcontractors, and material declarations. Please contact our REACH Compliance Team if you have any questions about our program.

Ecliptek Definitions

REACH Compliance Classification
An Ecliptek article shall be classified as REACH compliant when it does not contain specific Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) beyond the specified concentration limits of less than 0.1% (weight by weight) as outlined in REACH 1907/2006/EU regulation.
Article
Ecliptek's definition of an Article is a Component or Assembly.
Components
Ecliptek's definition of Components applies to quartz crystal devices.
Assemblies
Ecliptek's definition of Assemblies applies to oscillator devices (MEMS Oscillators, XO, VCXO, TCXO, and OCXOs).
Substance
All chemicals, including metals. REACH applies to substances in mixtures, as well as substances contained in articles.
Candidate List
A list of substances of very high concern (SVHC) that are identified as potential targets to be regulated for use within the EU by the process of authorization. These substances must be regulated because the effects they have on the environment and humans are serious and often irreversible.
Article 33
In accordance with Article 33 of the REACH directive, Ecliptek is obligated to inform recipients of our articles that contain any of the chemicals on the SVHC Candidate List that are above the 0.1% concentration.

Other REACH Resources

Request a REACH Compliance Statement

REACH FAQs

RoHS Resources

Online RoHS Certifications

Online IPC-1752 Material Declarations

RoHS Compliance Roadmap

RoHS FAQs

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