02.06.2020 / POLYURETHAN PARTS

REACH! Opportunity or risk?

The REACH regulation creates many challenges for plastics processors. Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of CHemicals, or in other words the registration, evaluation, approval and restriction of chemicals. All chemicals manufactured and imported in the EU are recorded and evaluated in a central database. Finally, it is decided which chemicals can be processed.

 

A very hot iron in this context is a raw material (crosslinker) called MOCA. Fortunately, this substance, classified as carcinogenic, has never been used by POLYTEC INDUSTRIAL in its 34-year history, but is used by many of our competitors due to the properties that can be achieved with it. MOCA has long been a target of the REACH committee and it is only a matter of time before this substance is finally banned.

 

We have set ourselves the goal of developing a polyurethane recipe that contains only harmless substances and also achieves the undoubtedly excellent properties of a MOCA-crosslinked polyurethane part. By working closely with companies that are currently using MOCA cross-linked polyurethane components, we have succeeded in developing and testing a polyurethane formulation that more than meets these requirements.

 

We at POLYTEC INDUSTRIAL therefore see the REACH regulation as an opportunity to use our know-how to manufacture molded polyurethane parts that on the one hand have excellent properties and on the other hand do not pollute our environment.

 

If you are also affected by the MOCA topic, please contact us.

We have the right solution for you!

 

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