What are Safety Data Sheets (SDS)?

Safety Data Sheets provide information to customers on hazards to human health and the environment.   They also contain necessary information regarding the substance properties, storage, conditions of use, handling and disposal.  Transport information is also communicated along with labelling and packaging groups.

Are Lambson SDS compliant with the Globally Harmonised System of Classification & Labelling (GHS)?

The Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation EC 1272/2008 implements GHS in the European Union. Lambson Ltd ensure that CLP Compliant Safety Data sheets for all our substances, mixtures and polymers are available.Our automated SDS delivery system ensures that all customers automatically receive the most recent SDS.

In addition, Lambson Ltd also extends the implemented GHS system on a global level. Offering compliance in many other global territories.

What are Extended SDS’s?

Under the requirement of REACH, some substances placed on the market may require an Extended SDS. This provides exposure scenarios that inform users of the correct conditions of use.

Does Lambson comply with Legal Requirements in Europe and the World?

Compliance with various national and international chemical regulations is an ongoing obligation and an essential part of Lambson Ltd operations.

What is REACH and what is the objective?

The European Regulation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) requires chemical substances manufacturers and or imported into the European Union to be registered once volumes exceed one ton per year, per substance.  The regulation came into force on the 1st June 2007.

The main aim of REACH is to ensure the highest level of protection for human health and the environment, including the introduction of alternative and reduced animal testing.

All chemicals substances imported in volumes at 1 tonne per year are now required to be REACH registered either by Lambson Ltd or through our supply chain. 

Lambson Ltd, with the help from global external experts, successfully completed both Lead and member registrations prior to the 2010, 2013 and 2018 deadline. Registration numbers will be communicated through the supply chain by the Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

Are any Lambson products classified under REACH as Substances of Very High Concern?

Lambson Ltd can confirm that our products are not expected to contain any substances listed on the Candidate List of Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) as of 27th June 2018, published in accordance with Article 59(10) of the European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 governing the Regulation, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals.

Lambson Ltd does not routinely test our products for the presence of these substances, however through product and process knowledge, these substances are not expected to be present in our products in levels ≥ 0.1% w/w

What are the recent TSCA changes?

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, requires the EPA to designate chemical substances on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory as either 'active' or 'inactive' in U.S. commerce. To complete this the EPA finalised a rule requiring industry to report chemicals manufactured, imported or processed in the U.S. over the past 10 years. This ended on June 21, 2016. This reporting will be used to identify which chemical substances on the TSCA Inventory are active in U.S. commerce and will help inform the EPA which are the priority chemicals for risk evaluation.

Where can I find Global Inventory information for Lambson products?

The registration format can vary between countries or regions outside the EU. Some countries or regions have inventories which can be searched to see if substances are already listed.

Lambson Ltd Regulatory department can provide up to date inventory listings for your chosen product.

Are Lambson products ROHS compliant?

Lambson Ltd can confirm that our products are not expected to contain substances listed in Directive 2011/65/EU (ROHS) on the restriction of use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic appliances.

Lambson Ltd does not routinely test our products for the presence of these substances.  However, through product and process knowledge, these substances are not expected to be present in our products in levels over and above those listed in EU Directive 2011/65/EU.

Do Lambson products contain Conflict Minerals?

Lambson Ltd can confirm that through product and process knowledge, our products are free of Conflict Minerals as defined by Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and consumer Protection Act of 2010. This act defines Conflict Minerals as Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten and Gold, which originate from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries (DRC Region)