Rolling Bearings are manufactured in accordance with the definition in Article 3, number 3 of the (EG) decree no. 1907/2006 REACH, as the specific construction and corresponding design determine the performance (of the product) to a greater degree than the chemical composition. Such available lubricants or substances to enhance product life are considered to be an integral part of the product.
The actual products themselves are not required to be registered with REACH.
In addition there is a duty to notify the use of substances of particular concern in products, should the product contain these substances in a concentration of more than 0.1 per cent by weight and also should they be produced or imported into the EU in quantities of 1 ton per year or more (Article 7, Paragraph 2.). A substance is known as a substance of particular concern if it meets the criteria of Article 57 (e.g. CMR Materials) and is determined to be in accordance with Article 59, which means the material would be included in the so called nomination list in appendix XIV of the REACH regulations (list of substances requiring registration). The initial nomination list will be available at the earliest on 01.10.08 and will be published on the ECHA homepage.
Should LFD use any substance requiring notification, it will be shown below:
Substances Requiring Registration
In seals as a plasticizer