The REACH legislation creates a system for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and restriction of CHemicals in the European Union. By eliminating chemicals on the REACH Restricted Substances List and the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) List, manufacturers help to protect human health and the environment.
The RoHS legislation seeks to restrict certain hazardous substances from electrical and electronic equipment made or imported into the European Union. This helps protect workers and the environment, especially during recycling of electronic goods.
Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2012 requires supply chain auditing when compounds of Tantalum (Ta), Tin (Sn), Tungsten (W), or Gold (Au) are intentionally added to affect the functionality of a product. These compounds are known by the acronym 3TG. The legislation attempts to reduce sourcing of the 3TG metals from conflict regions. Roehm America does not intentionally add 3TG compounds to any products.
The US Food and Drug Administration regulates acrylic polymers for food contact under the Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, Part 177, Section 1010 (21 CFR 177.1010). Four types of ACRYLITE® sheet meet this regulation.
Electrical device manufacturers rely on UL certified ACRYLITE® components for sign faces, luminaire diffusers, screen protectors and more. ACRYLITE® products are listed in category QMFZ2 - Component Plastics in UL File Number E54671. For complete details create a free account on UL’s Product iQ listing tool and search E54671.
* - Suitable for outdoor use with respect to exposure to Ultraviolet Light, Water Exposure and Immersion in accordance with UL 746C.
HB - Passes the Horizontal Burn test of UL 94, Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances.
RTI - Relative Thermal Index in °C, from UL 746B, Standard for Polymeric Materials – Long Term Property Evaluations.
ALL - All Colors
CL - Clear
NC - No Color
WT - White
BK - Black
GN - Green
The US EPA, under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 6(h), regulates 5 substances that are persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT). Roehm America does not intentionally add these 5 substances to any ACRYLITE® products.
Roehm America Business Line Acrylic Products (Roehm America LLC, Sanford, ME) pledges to implement and operate a business management system associated with the manufacturing of ACRYLITE® acrylic products. We are committed to:
Protect the environment, including the prevention of pollution, and the health, safety and security of our employees, our customers and the community in which we operate.
Comply with all relevant laws, regulations, other applicable requirements, and the Guiding Principles of Responsible Care®.
Provide high-quality products and services which consistently meet or exceed the contractual demands and expectations of our customers.
Establish and review objectives in support of the Business Management System.
Provide the resources needed to achieve objectives.
Continuously improve the effectiveness of the Business Management System.