Apex Microtechnology Disclosure Statement related to the European Parliament and Council Directive 1907/2006, REACH

On June 1, 2007, the European Regulation No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (the "REACH Regulation") took effect. The REACH Regulation identifies substances of very high concern (SVHC). Any substance defined by European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) as being a substance of very high concern must not be used, manufactured or imported without the prior authorization of the Agency once it has been included on a list given in Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation.

Identified SVHCs in articles must be notified to the Agency when the substance is present:

  • In total over 1 metric ton per producer/importer per year; and
  • Above a concentration of 0.1% by weight

Apex Microtechnology Inc. is a non-European manufacturer of electronic products. Apex Microtechnology has determined that all of its IC, hybrid and open frame products are non-emitting articles as defined by the REACH regulation (substance is not intended to be released under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use) and do not contain any listed SVHC (per latest ECHA list) in concentrations greater than 0.1% by weight. Apex Microtechnology will take reasonable steps to monitor the REACH regulations and if there are any material changes that affect this disclosure Apex shall update it as deemed necessary.

Apex shall support the compilation and reporting of REACH/SVHC spreadsheets; however, a current and or existing Purchase Order is requested. For new products, please contact the Apex Microtechnology Regional Sales Manager so that your request will be acknowledged and supported in parallel of the development activities.