Environmental Philosophy + Sustainability = Green Chemistry!

At CAPLNQ, we care about the envi­ron­ment and the role that we can play in pre­serv­ing it for our chil­dren and gen­er­a­tions to come. This means that we think about the appli­ca­tions where our prod­ucts are used and make a con­scious choice to use devel­op for­mu­la­tions that can be used for years to come with as lit­tle envi­ron­men­tal impact as possible.

As a means to mea­sure this impact, CAPLINQ designs mate­ri­als that are com­pli­ant to REACH and RoHS indus­try standards.


Reg­is­tra­tion, Eval­u­a­tion, Autho­ri­sa­tion and Restric­tion of Chem­i­cals (REACH) is a Euro­pean Union Reg­u­la­tion that address­es the pro­duc­tion and use of chem­i­cal sub­stances, and their poten­tial impacts on both human health and the envi­ron­ment. REACH entered into force in 1 June 2007, with an aim to stream­line and improve the leg­isla­tive frame­work on chem­i­cal enter­ing into the Euro­pean Union and place greater respon­si­bil­i­ty on indus­try to man­age the risks that chem­i­cals may pose to the health and the environment.

About RoHS

The Restric­tion of Haz­ardous Sub­stances Direc­tive (RoHS) took effect on 1 July 2006, and is enforced by all coun­tries with­in the Euro­pean Union. RoHS is often referred to as the lead-free direc­tive, but it restricts the use of the fol­low­ing six substances:

  1. 1. Lead (Pb)
  2. 2. Mer­cury (Hg)
  3. 3. Cad­mi­um (Cd)
  4. 4. Hexa­va­lent chromi­um (Cr6+)
  5. 5. Poly­bromi­nat­ed biphenyls (PBB)
  6. 6. Poly­bromi­nat­ed diphenyl ether (PBDE)
  7. 7. PBB and PBDE are flame retar­dants used in sev­er­al plastics.

For CAPLINQ, this means devel­op­ing mate­ri­als that meet these direc­tives, but devel­op­ing mate­ri­als that are com­pat­i­ble with oth­er raw mate­ri­als that also meet these direc­tives. Since REACH was intro­duced in 2007, focus has been on devel­op­ing REACH and RoHS-com­pli­ant materials.

As a result, more than five new mold com­pounds and coat­ing pow­ders have been devel­oped that are not only free of halo­gens, bromine, anti­mo­ny and phos­pho­rous, but also can with­stand the high­er process tem­per­a­tures imposed by lead-free sol­der materials. 

These mate­ri­als are of course REACH and RoHS com­pli­ant and are prime exam­ples of the inno­v­a­tive solu­tions CAPLINQ can devel­op for your com­pa­ny and application.

CAPLINQ is a spe­cial­ty chem­i­cals, plas­tics and prod­ucts com­pa­ny that spe­cial­izes in mak­ing for­eign com­pa­nies com­pete on a lev­el play­ing field with Euro­pean sup­pli­ers. Vis­it caplinq.com to learn more about our REACH ser­vices includ­ing our REACH Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tion. You can also con­tact us to under­stand more about our green chemistry.

About Chris Perabo

Chris is an energetic and enthusiastic engineer and entrepreneur. He is always interested in taking highly technical subjects and distilling these to their essence so that even the layman can understand. He loves to get into the technical details of an issue and then understand how it can be useful for specific customers and applications. Chris is currently the Director of Business Development at CAPLINQ.

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