Marconigomma ensures the consistent quality of its products by implementing a standard control plan, which includes rheometry, hardness, density, and viscosity tests on every single production batch. Upon request, we can integrate this control plan with additional controls, thanks to our state of the art equipxment. For analyses that cannot be carried out in-house, Marconigomma collaborates with certified external laboratories. Another distinctive feature of our company is its quick reactivity to solve any issue that may arise during use, thereby providing an efficient after-sales service tailored to every client’s needs. The rubber industry has its own set of important rules that must be complied with. Here is how Marconigomma stands:
Our company has implemented all the fulfilments required by EC Regulation 1907/2006 (REACH).
Being downstream users, we can rely on our suppliers for the registration of raw materials. We are always in touch with our suppliers, and we will keep you updated with the next fulfilments in compliance with the law.
Marconigomma continuously monitors all the updates to the ECHA Candidate list (http://echa.europa.eu/it/candidate-list-table ).
All the substances mentioned in the ECHA list are highly hazardous (CMR, PBT e vP-vB). This is why EU Directives impose the obligation to label them in the Material Safety Data Sheet in the event of concentrations above 0.1%.
For this reason, any concentration of SVHC above 0.1% in our compounds will be duly indicated in the relative Material Safety Data Sheet.
The acronym CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) indicates the (EC) Directive 1272/2008 concerning the classification, labelling, and packaging of substances and compounds enforced on 20 January 2009. Deadlines have been set for substance and compound classification and labelling according to the CLP regulation.
The CLP regulation will gradually replace the Dangerous Substances Directive (67/548/EEC - DSD) and the Dangerous Preparations Directive (1999/45/EC - DPD). As for their scope of application, our compounds (previously defined as preparations in the DPD) will be classified in compliance with Directive 1999/45/ EC until 1 June 2015.
Until that date, classification according to CLP will remain an option on a voluntary basis. As of 1 June 2015, the CLP regulation will be the only applicable law for classifying, labelling, and packaging substances and compounds. Exemptions are provided for compounds placed on the market before 1 June 2015, which need not be relabelled and repackaged in compliance with article 61 paragraph 4 of the CLP Regulation (EC). In addition, their safety data sheet need not be replaced with a safety data sheet complying with the provisions of Annex II to EC Regulation 453/2010 before 1 June 2017.
Marconigomma participates in the IMDS (International Material Data System). For this reason, upon request, we provide clients with the details of our compounds in compliance with Directive 2000/53 and the Global Automotive Declarable Substance List (GADSL)
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs in English, IPA in Italian, and PAK in German) are impurities mainly contained in the carbon black used to make the compounds.
Some members of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon family have been classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans”. Based on specific reference standards, various PAHs have been added to various lists (EPA, REACH, GADSL). Pursuant to European law, materials containing more than 0.1% (1000 ppm) of each combination of PAHs listed in Directive 67/578/EEC must be labelled with risk phrase R45 (‘may cause cancer’). Based on these limitations, none of our compounds must be labelled R45 due to the carbon black content.