RoHS (European Directive 2002/95/EC on Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances) is European legislation that restricts the levels of Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) present in electrical and electronic equipment sold in the European Union, commencing July 1, 2006. All AMW Spring Stock Products comply with the RoHS Directive. While the vast majority of AMW Spring custom products are also RoHS compliant, please note that certain specifications requested by our customers may not be compliant. AMW Spring only manufactures products that are not in compliance with RoHS upon customer request and can advise customers on RoHS compliance issues if there is any uncertainty.
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) is a European Union (EU) toxicity legislation aimed at evaluating, monitoring, and restricting the use of hazardous chemicals or substances used in EU manufacturing facilities and in products or articles that are put on the market in member states. All of our catalog products have been tested to be in conformance with REACH requirements. However, some custom springs may contain restricted materials which are intentionally added as a result of customer specifications. Although it is the customer’s responsibility to review their own drawings and specifications if they wish to comply with international environmental standards, our engineering staff may be able to assist them in recommending material changes. In all cases, our reporting will be accurate to the best of our ability. None of our catalog products contain SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) included in the candidate list of substances for authorization and therefore we have no registration or notification obligation for these articles. Since we do not currently manufacture custom articles within the EU and we do not directly import custom articles with restricted substances into the European market, we are not obligated to register our articles even if those are special custom made springs that contain hazardous substances. It is the EU importer’s responsibility to perform the necessary registrations or notifications.
DFARS 252.225-7014, Alt.1 prohibits prime government contractors and all suppliers at every tier from incorporating “specialty metals” (as defined in the clause) into military parts, components and/or end item deliverables unless the specialty metals have been: Â• melted in the United States Â• its outlying areas, or Â• a qualifying country listed in DFARS 225.872-1. Articles manufactured in a qualifying country, regardless of where the specialty metal may have been melted, are not subject to the requirement. Based on the definition of “specialty metals”, as given in DFARS 252.225-7014, Music Wire and Oil Tempered MB spring wire are excluded from this requirement. However, Stainless Steel 302, Stainless Steel 316 and Oil Tempered Chrome Silicon are considered Â“specialty metalsÂ” (are not excluded) and therefore may be restricted for use under DFARS 252.225-7014. Not all of the wire used by AMW Spring in the manufacture of our products is melted in the Untied States or in any of the other qualifying countries. Should the products you need fall under the DFARS 252.225-7014 requirement, you will need to contact AMW Spring Customer Service or Engineering so that your requirement can be processed as a custom transaction. This may involve an increase in price, leadtime, or both, on a case by case basis, depending on the availability of a suitable supply of the restricted alloy required.
MS (MATERIAL TRACEABILITY)
All Spring products are available with Material Traceability certification. There is a documentation surcharge included in the price. Please contact Us for pricing. All Custom Spring products are available with Material Traceability certification. Please be sure to specify your requirement for these documents when placing a custom order.