Safe handling of tooling resins
Regarding our product range we aim to only use raw materials having low health protection requirements. For detailed information about safe handling of ebalta tooling resins, please contact
We continue testing alternatives to replace hazardous materials and to meet technical requirements.
Summary of important guide lines applying to our products:
REACH: Registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals
REACH: a regulation of European chemicals law. REACH focuses on the protection of persons and environment against chemicals produced or imported in the EC by making important safety instructions for safe handling of these substances available.
Before REACH regulation all (new) substances ELINCS, produced or imported since 1981 in Europe had to be subject to various tests. For all (former) substances EINECS (approx. 100.000) the industry obliged voluntarily to supply information which unfortunately has only be done on a limited scale and therefore leading to the resolution about the European chemicals law REACH (registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals).
As per REACH no differentiation between new and former substances, registration of all produced or imported substances exceeding certain quantity limits (incl. detailed safety report on substances) required. All registered substances are examined by ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) and approved for safe applications (being subject to prior registration).
Approved applications and numbers of registration are noted in safety data sheets for these substances. Due to high examination costs for producers and importers some substances might be removed from the product range.
SHVC: Substance of Very High Concern
Substances of very high concern, i.e. chemical substances identified under the REACH Regulation on the basis of their properties and having serious effects on human health or the environment, must be considered separately once again. As Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation is extended every six months (end of June and end of December), it is necessary to review the current candidate lists in order to respond to the latest classifications.
We strive to replace SVHC substances as far as technically possible to ensure a low risk potential for humans and the environment. If a product contains more than 0.1 percent by weight of one of these substances, information is required. Whether the products you have purchased contain substances of very high concern can be found in the respective safety data sheet under section 3 and section 15.
Diisocyanates: restriction of diisocyanates
A very topical issue is the restriction of diisocyanates. The basis of the restriction is the proven allergenic effect of these substances via skin contact (dermatitis) and inhalation (asthma).
The restriction (Regulation (EU) 2020/1149) sets requirements for the use and placing on the market of diisocyanates as substances on their own, as constituents of other substances or in mixtures for industrial and professional uses in concentrations higher than 0.1% by weight.
Specifically, the restriction stipulates the following:
After 24 August 2023, diisocyanates may only be manufactured, distributed and used if the required employee training has been provided and documented. The training of employees must be repeated every 5 years.
In addition, from 24 February 2022, all affected products would have to be labelled and equipped with the notice “From 24 August 2023, appropriate training is required before industrial or professional use”. You will find this notice on our safety data sheets since the deadline.
If you purchase products from us that contain diisocyanates, it is necessary to plan this training independently for all employees who have contact with the material by the deadline of 24 August 2023. Please note that the responsibility for this has been placed in your hands by the legislator.
GHS: Globally Harmonised System
Word wide unique system GHS for classification and labelling of substances for facilitation of global trade. Most apparent modification: labelling with new “hazardous goods”/ danger symbols.
Broadly based classification limits lead to increasing classifications. In Germany implementation of EU GHS (CLP) regulation, differing from the worldwide version on some points.
For more information about hazardous goods, see our ebalta labels.
ebalta switched to GHS labelling on Dec. 1st 2010. For important information about classification, sales packages, batch numbers and storage life see our ebalta labels upper box.