Vinyl that Meets REACH Standards Provides Overseas Opportunities
The United States is exporting more and more goods each year. Exports in the United States have averaged 51,828.29 (in Millions of USD) from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all-time high of 200,144 (in Millions USD) in October of 2014 up from 125,000 (in Millions USD) in 2009 and a record low of 772 (in Millions of USD) in March of 1950. The US is currently on pace to meet the all-time high again this year.
So, what is all this talk about REACH Standards and how does that equate to opportunities? First, let’s address the standard. REACH is an acronym that stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).
REACH is a European Union regulation established in 2006 and in full force as of 2017 that addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and how they may impact human health and the environment. This standard is the strictest European law regulating chemical substances that affect industries all over the world. Close to 143,000 chemical substances are registered for used and 173,000 substances are on the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list.
The European Chemicals Agency manages the administrative, technical and scientific elements of REACH and must be notified if there is a presence of SVHC’s in articles if the total quantity used is more than one ton per year and the SVHC is present at more than 0.1% of the mass of the object.
Keeping pace with export vinyl materials that are becoming more in demand, Value Vinyls has developed several coated vinyl products that meet REACH standards. Available in 18, 22 and 40-ounce weights these durable products are designed for many general industrial type applications that require outdoor strength and wearability. These products meet FR standards making them excellent for indoor use as well as outdoor.
Need something different than what is available?
Value Vinyls has the capability to provide you with a customized product that will meet REACH standards; be it a special weight, width, emboss, color or top coating requirement.
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