REACH Regulation and CLP
Aduprint guarantees that our articles and their packaging do not contain any SVHC substances of the current SVHC candidate list (last update: 15 Jan 2018) according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH-Regulation) in concentrations > 0.1 % (w/w). The 0.1 % (w/w) trigger limit is applied on each part of the article individually and not on the complete article. With regard to Adprint’s standing with reference to European Regulation nr. 1907/2006 ( R.E.A.CH. ), we are only producer of articles, in accordance with article nr. 7 (Registration and notification of substances in articles) we don’t meet in our processes conditions where the substances not registered (or pre-registered) are present in quantities totalling over 1 tonne per producer or importer per year or the substance is intended to be released under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use. Therefore we shall not submit a registration to the Agency for these. Nevertheless, we have already performed our duties appointed by articles nr. 37 and nr. 38 of Regulation EC, providing to all our chemical’s suppliers (manufacturers and importers) a full description of use their substances on our own processes with the aim of making for these an identified use and to prepare an exposure scenario or, if appropriate, a employment and exposure category for his use.
Ban of Mineral Oil (MOSH /MOAH*) in printing ink
Mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOSH/MOAH) are noted as harmful to health and carcinogenic. Even there is no European and national legally binding limit for MOSH and MOAH in toys yet, mineral oil hydrocarbons are noted as harmful and need to be avoided in toys for children under 3 years at all. Meanwhile mineral oil free printing inks are common and available on market. Therefore Aduprint commits not to use printing inks with recipe ingredient MOSH/MOAH for our orders but mineral oil free print colors only
Toy standards - EN 71
As a manufacturer of toys (books) intended for children, Aduprint complies with the provisions of the European Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. The EN 71 standard for the safety of toys made or imported into the European Union specifies the tests to perform to comply with the European directives.
EN 71 standard part 1: This regulates mechanical and physical properties of toys. For example, minimum sizes for very small toys are defined – so that babies cannot swallow them. During the design process, buyers and suppliers should be aware of the standard. A good third party inspection company will also detect non-conformities during a product inspection.
EN 71 standard part 2: Flammability. Most materials used by manufacturers to produce toys will burn if exposed to an appropriate ignition source. To reduce the risks of burn injuries associated with children being in contact with certain toys, different testing methods have been defined to identify a limited rate of spread of flame or maximum ‘after flame time’ to give time to the child to drop the toy or take distance from it before serious injury occurs.
EN 71 standard part 3: Migration of certain chemicals: This part is focusing on studying the chemicals contained in the toy and the levels in which they are present. Since July 2013, the regulation has extended the metal restrictions and application scope to a wider range of toys.