FAQs-Safety-Environmental

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1. General Business

2. Safety/Environmental

a: Do you provide IMDS submissions?
b: What is RoHS and is Grayline’s tubing compliant?
c: What is REACH and does Grayline's tubing contain and REACH SVHC's?>

3. Manufacturing Capabilities

4. Miscellaneous



2a: Do you provide IMDS submissions?

Yes, Grayline can provide IMDS information upon request. IMDS stands for the International Material Data System (www.mdsystem.com). It is a database available on the web, developed by the automotive industry. Suppliers enter information about the substances that comprise the parts they make, and this information is then submitted for others to view and use.

Substances that must be declared include any basic materials that are on the Global Automotive Declarable Substance List (GADSL)(www.gadsl.org). This list includes all substances which the automotive industry has determined it needs to know in order to comply with all governmental regulations world-wide.

Grayline maintains entries in this database and these can be forwarded to customers upon request. We can also provide other hazardous material reports, if needed.
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2b: What is RoHS and is Grayline’s tubing compliant?

The acronym stands for Restriction Of Hazardous Substances. RoHS (EU Directive 2002/95/EC), RoHS2 (EU Directive 2011/65/EU) and RoHS3 (EU Directive 2015/863) are European Union laws that prohibit the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP in electrical products sold in the EU. All Grayline tubing is compliant and does not contain the prohibited substances.
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2c. What is REACH and does Grayline's tubing contain and REACH SVHC's?>

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) is a European Union regulation (2006/1907/EC) that requires that chemical substances used or imported into the EU be registered, evaluated and authorized for specific uses. As a manufacturer of “articles”, Grayline is not required to register any substances.

The regulation also defines Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC’s) which must be reported to users. As of January, 2020, there are 205 SVHC substances defined. Two of these SVHC substances are used in some of Grayline’s PVC compounds. These SVHC substances are the plasticizer DEHP and a UV additive, UV-328. See Grayline’s REACH policy for more details.
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