Specialty Polymers Regulatory Information
The product design and manufacturing operations for our engineering polymers are performed according to processes conforming to and registered under ISO-9001/TS 16949. This assures that the products you receive were designed and manufactured using an effective quality system.
For questions about our Quality Systems or Certificates, please contact Joanie Elrod, +1 (770) 772-8335.
Our US testing laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). This assures the competence of our testing laboratories. Links to our certificates and scopes follow:
We are ISO 13485 registered for Solviva® Biomaterials offered for use in implantable medical devices:
Only goods which qualify under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rules of origin can obtain NAFTA tariff preference, i.e. reduced or eliminated tariffs.
The NAFTA rules of origin take into account where goods are produced and what materials are used to produce them. Below is a list of several of our products that customers routinely request NAFTA Certificate of Origins. In addition, we have included non-NAFTA eligible certificates for a few products that do not meet the eligibility criteria.
These certificates of origin are only valid for customers who are purchasing product(s) in the NAFTA region which includes North America, Canada and Mexico
If you purchase a product in a region other than NAFTA, or cannot find a certificate for the product(s) your company purchases, please contact Carrie McMichael to confirm the origin of the product. Please specify the full name of the product you are purchasing.
The United States has enacted legislation known as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This legislation seeks, in part, to reduce the violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by limiting or eliminating sources of income for armed groups.
As part of this legislation, publicly-traded US companies are required to report to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) whether they, or their suppliers, manufacture or use certain minerals called “conflict minerals.” These “conflict minerals” include columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassierite, gold and wolframite or their derivatives from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its adjoining countries.
NSF Standards for Specialty Polymers
National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) International
NSF International is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that develops standards for public health and safety. NSF provides lists of materials that conform to their standards at www.nsf.org. Click the links below for specific listings of Solvay Specialty Polymers materials:
- NSF Standard 14 Plastics Piping System Components and Related Materials
- NSF Standard 51 Food Equipment Materials
- NSF Standard 61 Drinking Water System Components - Health Effects
For questions regarding NSF product listings, please contact Migdalia Alvarado.
Responsible Care® Statement
Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC
American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative
Our goal is to be a good neighbor in the communities where we do business, and that requires that we be a good steward of the environment and the health and safety of our workforce. To that end, we've become a member of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative.
Through Responsible Care®, American Chemistry Council members and partners are committed to practices designed to continuously improve the health and safety of plant employees and nearby residents, and to minimize the impact of our operations on the environment. Responsible Care® is moving beyond codes of management practices to achieve better EHS performance and obtain more business value.
To achieve the vision of the Responsible Care® Management System, Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC will abide by this Health, Safety, Environment & Quality Policy:
Solvay Specialty Polymers is committed to full compliance with the European Parliament Directive 2002/95/EC and its amendment 2005/618/EC, Restriction on the use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment. The purpose of RoHS is to remove a total of six substances – lead, mercury, chromium VI, cadmium, PBB and PBDEs – from electrical and electronic equipment.
Although RoHS is a European Union (EU) Directive, manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment outside of Europe must abide by this legislation if the equipment they produce is ultimately imported into an EU member state. In an effort to support our customers, Solvay Specialty Polymers is posting our RoHS compliance letters on our website so that all of our customers can easily gain access to them at any time.
If you can not find a RoHS letter for the product(s) your company purchases, please contact Migdalia Alvarado. Please specify the full name of the product you are purchasing including the color designation.
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For products sold by Solvay Group selling entities, refer to the Solvay Group Terms & Condition.
United States: For procurement by Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC
EU REACH & CLP Clause
Solvay Specialty Polymers Italy S.p.A. : REACH & CLP clause for contracts and raw materials supply agreements
UL Plastics Recognition Cards
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is a safety consulting and certification company that has been testing and approving products for consumer safety since 1894. The company has participated in the safety analysis of many of the last century's new technologies, most notably the public adoption of electricity and the drafting of safety standards for electrical devices and components. There are many product categories that UL evaluates and certifies, including insulating materials such as plastics.
Because UL is a third-party, not-for-profit organization with no financial interest in the products they evaluate, manufacturers can be confident that UL ratings are a true indication of their operational safety.
Search all of Solvay’s specialty polymers listed in the UL Plastics QMFZ2 category to access UL Plastics Recognition Cards.
(For listings in other product categories, go to the Certifications Directory on the UL website and enter file number E177535 for insulation systems and E241807 for magnet wire.)