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Safety information sheet for stainless steel

Stainless steel products are considered as articles under REACH

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Stainless steel products are considered as articles under the European Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of  Chemicals (REACH), a position adopted by all European stainless steel producers as presented in the EUROFER position paper determining the borderline between preparation and articles for steel and steel products.

In accordance with REACH and the European Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on Classification,
Labelling, and Packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP), only substances and preparations require a Safety Data Sheet (SDS). While articles under REACH do not require a classic SDS, REACH Article 32 requires articles to be accompanied by sufficient information to permit safe use and disposal. In order to comply with this requirement, EUROFER members have developed a Safety Information Sheet (SIS) that provides information on the safe use of the stainless steel and its potential impacts on both human health and environment.

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Published: 04 January 2016

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