Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 is commonly
referred to as REACH. REACH stands for the Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and
Restriction of Chemicals. The REACH Regulation entered into force on 1st June 2007 to streamline and
improve the former legislative framework for chemicals of the European Union (EU) and European Economic
Area (EEA) countries.
REACH created the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) which has a central coordination and implementation
role in the overall regulation process. The ECHA manages the registration, evaluation, authorization and
restriction processes for chemical substances to ensure consistency across the countries in which REACH applies.
The main objective of REACH is to improve protection of human health and the environment from the risks of chemicals.
REACH compliance is only mandatory on products produced in or shipped into the European Union (EU) and
member countries. However, since many other jurisdictions have similar or pending legislation and since many
manufacturers products may eventually find their way into the EU, REACH compliance is having a global effect.
Ecliptek REACH Program
The Ecliptek REACH Compliance program is implemented in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of
the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006.
Ecliptek Corporation has implemented a REACH compliance program to address this legislation and is
committed to meeting the requirements of all applicable REACH laws and regulations.
As outlined by the REACH regulation, any organization producing, importing, using or placing a substance,
mixture or article on the EU market will be responsible for ensuring that it is in compliance with REACH
regulations. The legislation covers EU manufacturers, including chemical suppliers, distributors and downstream
users, as well as any EU companies importing products to the EU market.
Ecliptek does currently neither manufacture nor import any chemical substances into the EU on their own or
in articles in quantities of 1 ton or more per year. In addition, imported Ecliptek articles do not contain
chemical substances intended to be released during the normal and reasonably foreseeable conditions of the
product's use as defined by the REACH regulation and existing guidance. Thus, Ecliptek does not currently
have a direct REACH obligation to pre-register substances.
Ecliptek is implementing processes and procedures with its suppliers and customers to offer REACH
compliant articles (components and assemblies). Ecliptek is working in concert with several industry
consortia and forums in an effort to offer REACH compliant product alternatives.
Ecliptek has established a REACH compliance team that meets regularly to coordinate all REACH company
policy. This team coordinates all REACH tasks with respect to our manufacturing locations, qualified
subcontractors, and material declarations. Please contact our REACH Compliance Team if you have any
questions about our program.
- REACH Compliance Classification
- An Ecliptek article shall be classified as REACH compliant when it does not contain specific Substances
of Very High Concern (SVHC) beyond the specified concentration limits of less than 0.1% (weight by weight)
as outlined in REACH 1907/2006/EU regulation.
- Ecliptek's definition of an Article is a Component or Assembly.
- Ecliptek's definition of Components applies to quartz crystal devices.
- Ecliptek's definition of Assemblies applies to oscillator devices (MEMS Oscillators, XO, VCXO, TCXO,
- All chemicals, including metals. REACH applies to substances in mixtures, as well as substances contained
- Candidate List
- A list of substances of very high concern (SVHC) that are identified as potential targets to be regulated
for use within the EU by the process of authorization. These substances must be regulated because the effects
they have on the environment and humans are serious and often irreversible.
- Article 33
- In accordance with Article 33 of the REACH directive, Ecliptek is obligated to inform recipients of our
articles that contain any of the chemicals on the SVHC Candidate List that are above the 0.1% concentration.