Midas supports the need for protecting the planet and are commited to preventing pollution and comply with all legislation. As the circular economy starts to gain traction, we understand that you need to consider how the materials you select can be recycled.
At Midas, careful recycling of packaging materials, solvents and containers has brought great benefits. Energy reduction schemes are in place and we all take responsibility for reducing the amount of waste that we send to landfill.
Control of solvent filtration, waste paint products and process generated dust proves that we take our responsibility for the environment seriously. Constant improvement of our working conditions is a daily practice.
The RoHS Directive (Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment) bans the placing on the EU market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, and certain listed flame-retardants from 1st July 2006.
All raw PUR mouldings produced by Midas Pattern Company Ltd are compliant with the RoHS Directive: a very small number of paint finishes may not be compliant; we can advise our customers accordingly and supply further details and information on request.
'The Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment is a directive that governs the recovery and recycling of waste electrical and electronic devices (E scrap recycling directive)'
From 1st January 2006 Midas Pattern Company Ltd are fully compliant with the WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) regulations concerning the disposal of electrical and electronic components.
The REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) regulation came into force on 1st June 2007.
REACH is an EU-wide reform of the regulatory environment in which chemicals are used. The aim is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through better and earlier identification of the properties of chemical substances. A further benefit will be to enhance the innovative capability and competitiveness of the EU chemical industry. REACH is intended to establish an integrated system for Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals. It extends the stringent testing which has been required for chemicals introduced since 1981 to those already in use (estimated at 30,000 substances).
Midas can confirm that it is working with all its suppliers, where necessary, to ensure that they are compliant with the REACH regulations.