PSI Urethanes Compliance and Certifications

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PSI Urethanes, Inc. sells products to companies worldwide and because of that, we need to have a variety of certifications to suit various requirements.

Below are the certifications we can provide each customer upon request, and a little history and/or information about each one.  If you need something beyond what you see listed, please do not hesitate to ask your sales associate if it can be provided to you.

Reach Compliance

PSI Urethanes, Inc. certifies that we are fully in compliance with the requirements of European Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

**REACH is a general regulation and stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, Restriction of Chemical and address the production of use of chemical substances and their potential impact on human health and the environment.  It was entered into force by the (EU) European Union on June 1st, 2007.   Reach is monitored by the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) and deals with 38 chemicals currently.**

RoHS 2 Directive Compliance

PSI Urethanes, Inc. certifies that our materials and our products are fully in compliance with the requirements of European Union RoHS 2 Directive 2011/65/EU.

**EU Directive 2011/65/EU (Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electronic and Electrical Equipment) aims to prevent hazardous substances from entering the production process and thereby keep them out of the waste stream. The regulations are known as RoHS 2 because they replace earlier RoHS regulations that came into force in 2002.  RoHS 2 introduces CE marking for electrical and electronic equipment for the first time. It also requires manufacturers to prepare an EU declaration of conformity (DoC) demonstrating that they have complied with all their legal obligations.  The materials that are banned under RoHs are lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), and four different phthalates (DEHP, BBP, BBP, DIBP). **

Mercury Free

PSI Urethanes, Inc. certifies that our materials and our products are free of any Mercury.

Conflict Minerals Compliance

PSI Urethanes, Inc. certifies that our materials and our products are fully in compliance with the requirements of Conflict minerals.

**In 2010, Congress passed The Dodd-Frank Act because of concerns that the exploitation and trade of conflict minerals by armed groups was helping to finance conflict in the DRC region and was contributing to an emergency humanitarian crisis. They enacted Section 1502 of this act, which amends the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 to add Section 13(p).  This Act directs the Commission to issue rules requiring certain companies to disclose their use of conflict minerals.  These minerals are Tantalum, Tungsten, Tin and Gold.  They are sometimes referred to as the 3TG Minerals, if they are deemed to originate from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding area.**

DFARS Compliance

PSI Urethanes, Inc. certifies that our materials and our products are fully in compliance with the requirements of DFARS.

**These are the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement, a supplement to the FAR that provides the DoD specific acquisition regulations.  The office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics maintains the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy. **

California Proposition 65 Compliance

PSI Urethanes, Inc. certifies that our materials and our products are fully in compliance with the requirements of California Proposition 65.

**In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address their growing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative became the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known by its original name of Proposition 65.

The list contains a wide range of naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals that are known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals include additives or ingredients in pesticides, common household products, food, drugs, dyes, or solvents. Listed chemicals may also be used in manufacturing and construction, or they may be byproducts of chemical processes, such as motor vehicle exhaust. **

PBDE Compliance

PSI Urethanes, Inc. certifies that our materials and our products are fully in compliance with the requirements of the United States Environmental Protection Agency banned substances known as Poly Brominated Dphenyl Ethers (PBDE).

**Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) include the commercial versions of pentabromodiphenyl ether (c-pentaBDE), octabromodiphenyl ether (c-octaBDE), and decabromodiphenyl ether (c-decaBDE).  PBDEs are used as flame retardants in a number of applications, including textiles, plastics, wire insulation, and automobiles.**

WEEE Compliance

PSI Urethanes, Inc. certifies that we are fully in compliance with the requirements of Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment.

**The European Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) applies to a wide range of electronic and electrical products.  WEEE encourages the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment. WEEE makes producers and importers responsible for financing of the collection, treatment and recovery of WEEE. Reference: The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive 2002/96/EC, as amended by 2003/108/EC.**

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008

PSI Urethanes, Inc. certifies that we are fully in compliance with the requirements of Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 lead free products.

**On March 06, 2008 the US Senate approved this bill.  The law—public law 110-314—increases the budget of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), imposes new testing and documentation requirements, and sets new acceptable levels of several substances. It imposes new requirements on manufacturers of apparel, shoes, personal care products, accessories and jewelry, home furnishings, bedding, toys, electronics and video games, books, school supplies, educational materials and science kits. The Act also increases fines and specifies jail time for some violations.**