INCLUSION OF 6 NEW SUBSTANCES IN THE CANDIDATE LIST FOR SUBSTANCES OF VERY HIGH CONCERN (SVHC - LIST)

REACH 12

Dear Partner of Rudolf GmbH

ECHA has included 6 new substances in the Candidate List on 20/06/2013. The current Candidate List for SVHC - Substances (Substances of Very High Concern) contains now overall 144 substances and you will find it under the following new link:

If our products should contain a concentration above 0.1 weight by weight (w/w) of the new listed Candidate Substances, we will inform you and optimise the recipes of the products concerned. Our product management will suggest possible alternatives, in case you have purchased these products during the past 12 months.

We will provide you with the up-dated Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) of the products containing substances of the Candidate List with a concentration of more than 0.1 % weight by weight (w/w), if purchased during the past 12 months. Section 3 of the MSDS contains information about the portion and the name of the SVHC - Substance contained in the product.

Hence Rudolf GmbH meets their obligation to provide their customers with information as stipulated by article 31 (1) REACH. Your company as supplier of articles is able to comply with its obligations in the supply chain according to article 33 of the REACH regulation.

Furthermore, Rudolf GmbH confirms that based on the current state of knowledge the products of our core product range do not contain any substances mentioned in the current SVHC - List of 20/06/2013 with a concentration above 0.1 % weight by weight (w/w) as intentionally added recipe components.

Your

RUDOLF REACH IMPLEMENTATION TEAM (RIT)