Products containing Chromium Salts
You will be aware of the REACH regulations, and the evaluation of chemicals regarded as possible hazards to health or the environment. This evaluation can lead to chemicals being classed as “Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC’S)” with possible inclusion in annexe XIV of the regulations. At this stage, a sunset date will be placed on the use of the chemical beyond which, without authorisation from the European Chemicals Agency, ratified by the European Commission, the chemicals will not be available for sale or use within the EU.
Chromium salts have been placed into annexe XIV. Some are being supported for authorisation by interested parties. Indestructible Paint have applied for authorisation for zinc tetroxy chromate for continued use in Rockhard 700-155-003 baking chromate primer to MSRR 9226 and it has been granted an almost unprecedented 12 year recommendation for Authorisation by ECHA due to its currently irreplaceable use in certain aeroengine and flying uses. However, there are several that are not, and will, therefore, be unavailable now we have reached the sunset date of January 2019.
Included in these are chromium salts used by Indestructible in the manufacture of IP9165-R1; Skydrol Resistant Primer, and IP9064-4853; Pre-Treatment Etch Primer Base and 588-0066/3.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT AS THE SUNSET DATE HAS PASSED THESE PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
Within the Indestructible range, there are alternative products, typically chrome salt-free, that can be considered as replacements. Samples of these can be provided for trials.
It should be remembered that the Rolls-Royce specification MSRR9032, to which IP9165-R1 was approved, was withdrawn several years ago with a recommendation from R-R for the use of MSRR9226 (Indestructible product code 700-155-003).
For more information, or to request samples of alternative materials, please get in touch with your usual sales contact or our sales office.