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Industry standards are constantly changing and we keep up with the play when it comes to compliance, certification and quality control.
Below are some of the more common compliance requirements, but please contact us if you're after something not on the list.

ISO 9001

An accreditation we believe is of vital importance for managing quality control, manufacturing processes and workplace procedures.  That's why we're currently working towards becoming ISO9001:2015 accredited in 2020!

FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements etc. The FDA also enforces laws under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act and associated regulations, many of which are not directly related to food or drugs. Better Industrial's food grade products meet the FDA Title 21, Part 177-2600 standard.

Reach Compliance

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) the law entered into force on 1 June 2007. The aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. At the same time, REACH aims to enhance innovation and competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. REACH applies to all chemicals or chemical products imported or produced in the EU. The European Chemicals Agency will manage the technical, scientific and administrative aspects of the REACH system.  

Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)

Under REACH, substances that are one of the following can be regarded as substance of very high concern(SVHC): carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (CMRs); persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBTs); very persistent and bio-accumulative (vPvBs); seriously and / or irreversibly damaging the environment or human health, as substances damaging the hormone system.  There are 161 substances on the SVHC candidate list.  We ensure our materials are sourced from reputable suppliers that manufacture quality products free from SVHC.

CE Certification

CE-certification or CE Marking is a conformity marking consisting of the letters “CE”. The CE Marking applies to products regulated by certain European health, safety and environmental protection legislation. The manufacturer affixes the marking in order to be allowed to sell his product in the European market. CE is an abbreviation for ‘European Conformity’. The CE Marking indicates that the product it is affixed to conforms to all relevant essential requirements and other applicable provisions that have been imposed upon it by means of European directives.

AS/NZS 4020

This standard specifies requirements for the suitability of products for use in contact with drinking water, with regard to their effect on the quality of water.  These products include pipes, fittings, components, and materials used in coating, protection, lining, jointing, sealing and lubrication applications in the water supply and plumbing industry.  Our blue potable EPDM meets the AS/NZS 4020 standard.

RoHS

RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) the RoHS directive aims to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used in electronic and electronic equipment. The RoHS directive took effect on 1 July 2006, and is required to be enforced and become law in each member state of European Union. This directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, chromium Polybrominated biphenyls and Polybrominated diphenyl ether. Intertek with compliance to RoHS has tested and approved the 4 Rubber Compounds in the rubber sheet we use.  i.e. Natural Rubber, Nitrile, Butyl and Neoprene.

Traceability

Many industries now require strict traceability of products and components, particularly for items being exported around the world.  Better Industrial offers traceability on a number of our key materials, however, it is imperative this is requested at the time your order is placed.  Contact us today for more details.