California: The Electronic Waste Recycling Act (SB 20/50) (“California RoHS”)
China: Article 11, Administration on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products (“China RoHS”)
Directive 2011/65/EU (“RoHS 2 Directive”) – replacing Directive 2002/95/EC (“RoHS 1 Directive”)
Directive 2002/96/EC (“WEEE Directive”) – including all amendments through 2003/108/EC
Directive 94/62/EC (“Packaging Directive”)
Directive 2005/84/EC (“Phthalates Directive”) – including any amendments
Directive 2000/53/EC (“ELV Directive”) as amended by Comission Directive 2011/37/EU (March 30, 2011)
Japan: JIS C 0950, Amendment to the Law for the Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources (“Japan RoHS”)
Korea: Act 6319, Act for Resource Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Vehicles (“Korea RoHS”)
Norway: Prohibition on Certain Hazardous Substances in Consumer Products (“Norway PoHS”)
CONEG: (Coalition of Northeastern Governors) Model Toxics in Packaging Legislation.Per RoHS 3:
Lead (Pb): < 1000 ppm
Mercury (Hg): < 100 ppm
Cadmium (Cd): < 100 ppm
Hexavalent Chromium: (Cr VI) < 1000 ppm
Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB): < 1000 ppm
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE): < 1000 ppm
Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP): < 1000 ppm
Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP): < 1000 ppm
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP): < 1000 ppm
Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP): < 1000 ppm
RoHS regulations limit or require disclosure concerning the use of certain hazardous materials in various types of automotive, electronic, electrical, medical, packaging and consumer products. This letter confirms that restricted materials are not intentionally added to any Product Components Corporation product.
REACH: Please be advised that based on the information available to us from our raw material suppliers, our products do not contain as intentionally added additives or ingredients, any of the identified Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) above the 0.1% threshold or any of the substances added to the Annex XIV Authorization list. This is includes all the substances added to the list up to and including the most recent update. A complete list can be found at http://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table.
Product Components Corporation will continue to monitor the REACH requirements for any changes in the SVHC list. Should any changes be made that require a change in our statement we will notify you accordingly.
CA PROP 65: Based on information from our suppliers, Product Components Corporation products - when used as intended - do not expose consumers to hazardous substances contained in the CA prop 65 - Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act (https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list). Any substances are bound within a polymer matrix and do not meet the specified qualifiers in the regulation that would require labeling.
A GUIDE TO PLASTICS
Nylon All grades possess toughness and resiliency and have high fatigue strength. Resistance to oils and hydrocarbon solvents is also good. Almost all formulations are also self-extinguishing and retain stable mechanical properties at temperatures from -75°F to above 225°F. They are widely used for latches, cams, gears, and many other moving parts due to their excellent abrasion and impact resistance. Nylon is also available in a variety of glass-filled grades, further enhancing its mechanical properties.
Acetal (DELRIN) displays good impact resistance, dimensional stability and outstanding surface hardness due to its high degree of crystallinity. It has high dielectric strength and is resistant to many solvents. It also exhibits negligible water absorption. Typical applications include roller bearings, gears, reels, counters, control cams, valves, and pump parts.
Polycarbonate (LEXAN) exhibits the highest impact strength over a range of temperatures from -60°F to 270°F. It is fine for all precision parts, or where transparency is desired. It's water-clear transmittance (89%) makes it excellent for visors or guards. It shows good creep resistance and has a temperature-independent dielectric constant, as well as good insulating properties.
Polypropylene has good impact resistance and structural rigidity. It is unaffected by most solvents at room temperature. PP has excellent insulating properties and is extremely lightweight. Its high fatigue strength makes it ideal under cyclic loading conditions.
ULTEM (Polyetherimide) keeps hardness, and mechanical properties from -40°F to 356°F. It is radiation-resistant, microwave transparent and is naturally flame retardant. Reinforced grades have even higher mechanical strength. Because of its unequaled properties, ULTEM is the ideal replacement for steel and other metals. It also has a wide range of electronic and medical applications.
Polyethylene is unique because of its flexibility at low temperatures, excellent electrical resistance, and low dielectric constant. PE's self-lubricating properties also make it ideal for applications such as rollers, skids and other end uses which call for a non-stick, low-friction material. PE is available in a wide range of densities, including Ultra High Molecular Weight for gears, drives, impellers, cams, etc.
PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene), with an extremely low coefficient of friction, makes the ideal choice where surface wear might otherwise be a problem. PTFE also exhibits a useful service life from below -100°F to 500°F. Its resistance to solvents is also excellent throughout a wide range of temperature. Its low dielectric constant and electrical resistance also remain constant throughout this range of temperature. PTFE is more commonly known by its brand name, "Teflon®" - a registered, trademarked product wholly created and administered by DuPont. (PCC intends no copyright infringement or proprietary claim with its use of the word "Teflon®". It is used here solely for editorial purposes.)
PVC properties include chemical inertness, water corrosion and weather resistance, high strength-to-weight ratio, tough dent resisting, electrical and thermal insulation. It has continuous resistance to heat from 120°-160°F.
Isoplast/RTP (Glass-filled Polyurethane) has excellent chemical, solvent and abrasion resistance. Isoplast has a high notched impact strength, low moisture sensitivity and a working temperature of 197°F. Excellent for strength.