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Declarations

LINAK® is committed to providing our customers with products that meet a high standard of innovation, performance and environmental safety. This high standard of compliance is also set as a requirement for our suppliers. Achieving this target requires the ability to quickly adapt to the following environmental regulations, directives, and conventions:

 

REACH

The Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals regulation is a European regulation on chemicals. LINAK supports the objectives of the REACH (Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006) and complies with the following regulations:

  • Candidate List of SVHCs
  • REACH Annex XIV – Authorisation list
  • REACH Annex XVII – Restriction List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added Lead on the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), on 27 June 2018. (www.echa.europa.eu/web/guest/candidate-list-table).

A part of the LINAK product range is affected by this inclusion, meaning that Lead is contained in some products with a concentration above 0.1% (w/w). Where reasonably technically possible, LINAK aims to substitute Lead in our products.

Read more about the REACH statement of LINAK.

 

RoHS

Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) is a European directive (Directive 2011/65/EU) that restricts the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. At LINAK, we are continuously monitoring new coming regulations in the EU RoHS directive. All LINAK products are RoHS compliant at all times.

Read more about the current valid RoHS statement of LINAK.

 

Battery Directive

The Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) establishes rules regarding placing batteries, accumulators, and waste batteries on the market containing hazardous substances. It also establishes specific rules for the collection, treatment, recycling and discarding of waste batteries and accumulators. LINAK complies with and meets all obligations related to this directive, including marking batteries with crossed-out wheelie-bin and chemical signs: Pb (lead), Cd (cadmium) and/or Hg (mercury) – according to which chemical that exists in which battery, above threshold.

 

Proposition 65

Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986) is a Californian law that requires businesses to notify Californians about significant chemicals that cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. Through the analysis of item specifications, internal and external data gathering, LINAK has identified a number of products that currently require a warning label to be applied when shipping to California.

Read more about the Proposition 65 statement of LINAK.

 

Medical Devices Regulation (MDR)

The MDR entered into force on 25 May 2017 and has been in force since 26 May 2020.

LINAK products are not classified as medical electrical equipment or systems, nor do they fall within the scope of the EU Medical Device Directive/Regulation or other similar national regulations. The products are components to be built into a piece of medical electrical equipment by a manufacturer. However, we acknowledge the need for medical device manufacturers to be informed about substance content.

The MDR requires the manufacturer of medical devices to state whether the medical device contains Latex or not. Regarding Latex, we can inform, to the best of our knowledge, that none of our MEDLINE® products contain this substance.

As this is an ongoing process, we will provide information about progress in a timely manner.

 

POP

POPs (Commission Regulation (EU) No 1342/2014 on Persistent Organic Pollutants/Stockholm Convention, is a list of chemical substances posing a risk of causing adverse effects to human health and the environment. LINAK complies with the chemical substances listed in the POP regulation.

 

Minamata Convention on Mercury

LINAK is subject to The Minamata Convention on Mercury, as signed by Denmark on 10 October 2013 and approved on 18 May 2017. Therefore, LINAK complies with this convention that aims to protect human health and the environment from releases of mercury and mercury compounds.

 

Packaging and packaging waste directive

LINAK declares that our basic packaging method is cardboard boxes on disposable pallets, heat-treated according to IPPC standard ISPM No. 15, comply with the Packaging and packaging waste directives 2018/852, 2004/12/EC and the amendment in 94/62/EC. See statement in QA-16-09-008.

 

Biocompatibility

LINAK MEDLINE® & CARELINE® products, intended to be incorporated into electrical medical equipment and systems, comply with IEC 60601-1:2012 clause 11.7. All parts of the products that t in normal use can come into contact with the skin surface of the patient or the user, are assessed. Assessment is according to postmarked experience and the nature and duration of anticipated contact with human tissues when in use. The assessment is based on LINAK products being non-invasive and in contact with intact skin only. Declaration of Biocompatibility.pdf

 

EU Ecolabel

Established in 1992 and recognized across Europe and worldwide, the EU Ecolabel is a label of environmental excellence that is awarded to products and services meeting high environmental standards throughout their life cycle. The EU Ecolabel is a voluntary label promoting environmental excellence which can be trusted, and among others, it sets demands to ingredients taking the users into account. The Ecolabel applies to for example furniture, and more and more furniture manufacturers apply for this label for their products. LINAK manufactures components, not end products; thus, LINAK products are not within the scope for the EU Ecolabel. But, as we deliver components used in furniture, we pay attention to the demands and standards, and several of our standard DESKLINE® products meet these demands. If you would like to know more about which LINAK DESKLINE products can help you achieve the EU Ecolabel, please contact your local subsidiary, or use this e-mail chemicalcompliance@linak.com.

 

WEEE directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)

Some of the LINAK products are marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. This symbol indicates that the product falls into the scope of the WEEE Directive and must not be disposed of into unsorted waste.

By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly you help preventing potential negative effects onto the environment and human health due to inappropriate waste treatment. Please ask your local authorities or your European retailer for information about the disposal locations for this product.

It is the responsibility of the user of the electronic product to separate the battery - in so far technically possible - prior to disposal. It is also the responsibility of the user to delete any personal data in so far applicable.

LINAK is registered with the relevant authorities in the countries where LINAK falls into the scope of the producer definition of the WEEE Directive and finances its recycling contributions accordingly.

 

PVC-Free™

PVC-Free™ products from LINAK include cables, control boxes, columns, and actuators, as well as control panels – all available for desks, workstations, or kitchen applications. For more information see the link below or contact your local subsidiary.

LINAK PVC-Free™: Eco-friendly electric linear actuator systems

 

ZERO™ standby technology

LINAK ZERO™ technology keeps standby power consumption in adjustable office desks, workstations, and kitchen applications as low as <0.1W – reducing CO₂ emissions to an absolute minimum.

LINAK has developed ZERO™ technology for most control boxes and has set new standards for what is considered a responsible standby consumption in applications such as office desks. Contact your local subsidiary for more information.

 

Recycled materials

Environmental Product Summary (EPS)
For some LINAK DESKLINE systems, LINAK has created an Environmental Product Summary. The declaration states the amount of recycled and recyclable material used in the systems, based on a thorough evaluation of the products and on input from suppliers.

LINAK is committed to providing our customers with products that meet high standards if innovation, performance, and environmental care. Please find the available EPS documents below:

 

How LINAK ensures Component Compliance
LINAK makes all reasonable efforts to ensure appropriate and timely handling of updates in the directive and regulations. Responsibilities and appropriate resources have been assigned to enable us to comply, and LINAK has set up a procedure to handle and ensure chemical compliance. As a part of this procedure, LINAK uses a third-party data management solution to gather information. This information is provided by the suppliers in the form of declarations, which are then uploaded in the afore-mentioned database and monitored by us regularly.

If you need more information or have other requests regarding chemical compliance, please contact chemicalcompliance@linak.com

 

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