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Consequences of the REACH regulation in the tyre industry:
- Tyres that contain plasticising agents with the total concentration of polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) exceeding 10 mg/kg, or the concentration of benzo[e]pyrene exceeding 1 mg/kg must not be delivered to the market after 1 October 2010.
Non-toxic tyre manufacture since 2005
Nokian Tyres sees authority regulations as minimum conditions. Therefore, we stay abreast of the developments in environmental and safety legislation in Finland, the European Union and Russia alike, and anticipate the impacts of regulations under preparation.
Thanks to this proactive approach, Nokian Tyres complied with the REACH requirements concerning the tyre industry already in 2005 - five years before the deadline - when it abandoned harmful HA oils that contain PAH compounds at all of its production plants, as the first tyre manufacturer in the world.
Nokian Tyres' contractual manufacturers abandoned carcinogenic HA oils by the end of autumn 2009.
REACH adds transparency and safety
With increased chemical information, REACH improves the safety of consumers and manufacturers.
Nokian Tyres has actively discussed the fulfilment of REACH requirements with its suppliers. Our suppliers will take care of the pre-registration and registration of substances according to REACH. The information provided by our suppliers indicates that the studs, valves and rims used by Nokian Tyres do not contain any SVHC substances.
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WHAT IS REACH?
- REACH is the European Parliament's and Commission's regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals that became effective in 2007.
- All manufacturers, importers and distributors of chemical substances shall ensure that they manufacture, introduce to the market or use substances that have no harmful effect on human health or the environment.
- Upon request, manufacturers and importers must submit a statement on the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) contained in their products. A report shall be submitted to the European Chemicals Agency EHCA if a product contains more than 0.1 percent of hazardous substances by weight.