October 10, 2010
Some members of the European Parliament propose to include a requirement into the new Construction Products Regulation concerning the information on hazardous substances. Especially SMEs will be unable to fulfill this requirement. They have to rely on the informtion given to them by their suppliers of materials and substances. According to REACH, the suppliers have to inform them about a hazardous substance only, if its concentration is more than 0,1%. Experience shows, that they do not give this information for concentration below this level.
Therefore, manufacturers of construction products will be unable to fulfill the proposed requirement, because it is not limited to concentrations of more than 0,1%.Author : Thomas Holland-Letz