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  • 3/20/2019
  • 3/20/2019
Does the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Affect Your Foundry?

Many foundries are receiving letters from their European customers asking for certification that their castings are REACH compliant. The REACH regulation was written to protect human health and the environment from chemical substances that are produced in or imported into EU member nations.  Attend this webinar and you’ll learn:
  • Are your castings of concern to the EU’s REACH program?
  • Which products must comply with REACH?
  • What are your obligations if you ship product to the EU? 
  • How does this regulation relate to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of hazard identification?
  • What is the best way to know if you're using listed chemicals?
  • What is involved in registering your products with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)?
  • How does REACH differ from the EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)?
  • What are “Conflict Minerals” and why do you need to know about them?
  • What is the typical cost of gaining compliance? [Ex. Ferrous (usually one or two alloys) and non-ferrous (often many different alloys) foundries]
  • What happens if you certify you’re compliant and later it’s found that you were not compliant?
This one-hour AFS Members Only Webinar will be presented Wednesday, March 20 at 1 p.m. CT (2 p.m. ET) by Bing C. Xu, Global Materials Compliance Management Program Manager, PhD., Ford’s Global Materials Engineering Department. The presentation will be followed by time to receive questions from participants.