According to Regulation (EC) No. 850/2004, trade restrictions apply to the chemicals listed in the resolution in Appendix 1, Table A No. A-3 (ozone depleting substances) as well as in Table B No. B-7 (polychlorinated naphthalenes)/No. B-9 (alkanes, C10-C13) as these substances are hazardous. These substances are not used in any products manufactured by SAMSON AG.
Neither do our products contain substances listed in Table A No. A-1 (asbestos), No. A-2 (PCBs), No. A-4 (anti-fouling systems) and No. B-8 (radioactive substances).
The substances mentioned in Table B No. B-1 to B-6 are identical with the substances listed in RoHS 2 (Directive 2011/65/EU). While RoHS 2 mandates that the limits be observed, IMO Resolution 269(68) only mentions that the exact amounts and positions be specified if the threshold is exceeded.
Based on the considerations mentioned above, we can deduce that our products comply with IMO Resolution 269(68).
In view of our responsibility towards the environment, SAMSON AG strives at implementing the banned material regulations stipulated in the directive mentioned above as early as possible. As a result, SAMSON AG has put extensive work into identifying substances that are harmful to the environment and into substituting them.
However, if you require our products to be free of hazardous substances according to the above mentioned directive at short notice, we need to determine the amount of time and work required to achieve compliance before the transition period expires as well as the resulting extra cost.