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RoHS AND REACH COMPLIANCE AND T-SLOT ALUMINUM

Parco T-Slots Made in the USA

Although we will discuss these regulations below, they are not required for Parco T-Slot Extrusions as our they are made in America. We do adhere to American standards such as ANSI and OSHA.

In today’s global industrial environment, compliance with international regulations is critical. RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) are two such regulatory bodies that have profound implications on the production, use, and disposal of industrial materials. For T-slot aluminum – a popular choice for constructing various industrial applications – adhering to these regulations is crucial. This article will dive into what RoHS and REACH mean for T-slot aluminum.

RoHS Compliance and T-Slot Aluminum

RoHS, enacted by the European Union, restricts the use of specific hazardous materials in electrical and electronic equipment. Although T-slot aluminum is primarily a structural material, it is often used in settings that involve electronic components, thus making RoHS compliance important.

RoHS compliance guarantees that T-slot aluminum profiles and associated components do not contain substances like lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, or polybrominated diphenyl ethers beyond the permitted levels. This ensures the safety of the end users and mitigates the environmental impact during the disposal or recycling of these products.

REACH Compliance and T-Slot Aluminum

REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the production and use of chemical substances and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment. It applies to all chemical substances, not only those used in industrial processes but also those in our day-to-day lives.

While T-slot aluminum itself might not be a chemical substance, the processes for its manufacture and the coatings or treatments used on it might involve various chemical substances. Compliance with REACH, therefore, means that T-slot aluminum producers have identified and managed the risks linked to the substances used in their production processes.

Manufacturers must demonstrate to ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) that they have appropriately managed any risks and that they have communicated the risk management measures to the users. REACH compliance, thus, ensures that T-slot aluminum profiles do not pose any unforeseen risks to users or the environment due to the chemicals used during their production.

Adhering to RoHS and REACH regulations ensures that T-slot aluminum products are safe for workers and have a minimal environmental footprint. For businesses, using RoHS and REACH-compliant T-slot aluminum means they are meeting international standards, reducing potential legal liabilities, and contributing to a more sustainable industrial environment.

For customers, this compliance guarantees the products they are integrating into their workspaces meet the highest standards of safety and environmental responsibility. As industry regulations continue to evolve, T-slot aluminum’s alignment with such guidelines is set to further cement its position as a material of choice in various industrial applications.

Have a question? Need a quote? Want to order? Please contact Parco, Inc. You can also reach us at 800-817-0617 or at sales@parco-inc.com. Whatever industry you’re in, we’ve got the t-slot solution for you!

PARCO, INC.

9100 Front St.
Fort Wayne, IN, 46818

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Toll Free: (800) 817-0617
Office: (260) 451-0810

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Fax: (260) 451-0843

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sales@parco-inc.com

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  • This was the first time I tried Parco-inc. for one of my t-slot projects. It was easy to find what I needed and order on the website. I got the parts quickly and the quality was great, so I will be buying here from now on!
  • Really good quality aluminum i can feel the difference between it and other parts i ordered from china also the measurements was on point
  • I use ALOT of these little anchor faster, every month. My regular vendor was out of stock, and so I found Parco and ordered from them. The fasteners arrived quickly, we're high quality, and they even worked with me on a bulk discounted price. 10/10 in all areas!!
  • I am a small business and needed the t slot in a hurry. They processed my order, cut to size and shipped in less then 36 hours and 2 days before Christmas. Wonderful customer service. Thank you
  • Just awesome. Great customer service and response to questions, all cuts and pieces exactly like I ordered, extrusions seem like quality, fast shipping, and well packed to protect the items. I can't say enough about the quality and service. Will order again.