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Declaration on REACH

JSC «Polotsk-Steklovolokno» takes obligations on fulfillments of REACH (EC) No 1907/2006 Regulations regarding the products exported to EC countries.

JSC «Polotsk-Steklovolokno» places at the market the materials made of continuous glass fiber - fibers, yarns, rovings, chopped fibers, glass fabrics and non-woven materials, which are ARTICLES.

The given declaration is based on definitions given in article 3(3) of ЕС REACH Regulations and explained by the European Chemical Agency (ЕCHA) in Reach Implementation Project (RIP 3.8) – « Guidance on requirements for substances in articles»2; as well as it is reinforced by the official publication of the European Chemical Bureau (ECB)3 , in which examples of articles are given: fabrics, fiber, filament fibers, yarns; and it is consolidated by the position of a Standing Committee of the European Glass Industries (CPIV), expressed in the declaration regarding glass, articles made of glass and REACH regulations4.

Taking into account the fact that:

The Commission of European Community added glass into Attachment V of REACH Regulations, exempting it from registration5;

• The products of JSC «Polotsk-Steklovolokno»: fibers, yarns, rovings, chopped fibers, glass fabrics and non-woven materials, do not contain any substances, which are intended to be released under normal and reasonably foreseeable conditions of use, i.e. their intended release is not a functional property of the above mentioned articles;

JSC «Polotsk-Steklovolokno» considers, that no registration requirements in accordance to article 7(1) of REACH Regulations are applied to articles, placed by the company at the market;

JSC «Polotsk-Steklovolokno» does not expect that any substances, which are part of its products would meet the criteria of article 57 of REACH Regulations (SVHC –substances of very high concern) and should be identified in accordance to article 59(1) of REACH Regulations in concentrations exceeding 0,1% in weight.

However, after publication of the List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) in case such substances are identified in the composition of our products, we shall inform European Chemical Agency through a Оnly representative.

We regularly trace the information placed on a web-site of ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) in the section Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern for Authorization ( in order to fulfill requirements of article 33 of the Regulations REACH on transfer the information on delivery chain regarding availability of SVHC substances in our articles.

The given declaration is taken on the basis of our knowledge on REACH Regulations.

1Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of 18.12, Official Journal of the European Union, , 30.12.2006, EN, L 396/1

2«Guidance on requirements for substances in articles» (RIP 3.8), May 2008;

3Manual of Decisions for Implementation of the Sixth and Seventh Amendments to Directive 67/548/EEC on Dangerous Substances (Directives 79/831/EEC AND 92/32/EEC) Non-Confidential Version Updated Version of July 2004 EUR 20519 EN (Institute for Health and Consumer Protection – European Chemicals Bureau;

4 «Statement concerning Glass, Glass articles and the EU REACH Regulation» Comité Permanent des Industries du Verre Européennes” (CPIV) , September 2008,

5COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 987/2008 of 8 October 2008 amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards Annexes IV; and V Official Journal of the European Union, 9.10.2008, L 268/14

The given declaration is taken on the basis of our knowledge on REACH.

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