For our EU customers, our REACH statement certification is listed below:


                                                             PALEX METALS, INC.

                  EUROPEAN UNION’S REACH REGULATION DECLARATION CERTIFICATE


    The European REACH Regulation 1907/2006 on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), entered into force in June 2007, and affects all companies producing, importing, using, or placing products on the European market. The aim of the REACH regulation is to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment from chemical substances.

   Palex Metals, Inc.’s substances management system follows and complies with the current revision of the REACH Regulation on the substances as identified by ECHA (European Chemical Agency).

Palex Metals, Inc.’s products are considered articles as defined in REACH. These products/articles under normal and reasonable conditions of use do not have intended release of substances. Therefore the requirement in REACH for registration of substances contained in these products/articles do not apply.

   Our suppliers assure us the products they supply to Palex Metals do not contain substances of very high concern included in the ECHA candidate list. Most of the suppliers contacted maintain a letter of compliance on their websites and are available for review by the public, or have supplied us with documentation stating such compliance. 


Here is a list of the areas addressed:

     Raw Material suppliers, Cutting fluid manufacturer, Hardware suppliers, Plating suppliers, Paint suppliers, Silkscreen suppliers.

     Palex Metals, Inc.’s products/articles do not contain any of the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) candidates listed above the regulatory threshold of 0.1% in our products/articles nor does Palex Metals’ tonnage exceed 1 tonne per importer per year. Therefore the requirement in REACH to notify ECHA of products/articles exceeding these limits is not applicable.

    Palex Metals, Inc. does not have a European office where we manufacture or import chemicals; therefore Palex Metals, Inc. is not required to register substances.


THE REACH SVHC LIST IS DYNAMIC AND SHOULD NOT BE ASSUMED THE FINAL REACH CANDIDATE LIST.

John Jameson

President

Palex Metals, Inc.

3610 Thomas Road 

Santa Clara, CA 95054 

408.496.6111

SPEC ID#: 06-09-0037 REV F.