Following a successful audit, our Quality Control procedure was granted ISO 9001 Certification – Click to download our latest certificate
All the constituents of masterbatch produced by Broadway Colours are REACH compliant and are European Food and Toy Contact approved as a minimum.*
Below are some of the most required regulations, but we can also produce material to comply with other regulations on request.
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Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals 1907/2006/EC
We communicate regularly with our suppliers to ensure the products that they supply to us are fully REACH compliant now and in the future, but if this situation changes we will inform our customers immediately and seek alternative products that are REACH approved.
Europe Directive 2002/72/EC
The polymers and additives used in Broadway Colours’ masterbatch (‘s) comply with the positive lists for monomers and additives published in the ‘EC commission Directive of 6 August 2002 relating to plastics materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs’ and its corrigendum of 13 February 2003, its amendment 2004/1/EC of 6 January 2004 as regards the suspension of the use of azodicarbonamide as blowing agent, as well as Amendment 2004/19/EC of 1 March 2004, this directive is the consolidated version of old directive 90/128/EC as amended.
Europe Directive 2007/19/EC: Amending directive 2002/72/EC relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and the restriction of six forms of Phthalates. Commission Regulation (EC) No 975/2009 of 19 October 2009 amending Directive 2002/72/EC relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.
Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011
The polymers and additives used in Broadway Colours’ masterbatch (‘s) are intended for use in contact with food as described in the latest food contact regulations: Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. The Commission Regulation (EU) 10/2011 does not contain a positive list of pigments.
Pigments used in Broadway Colours’ Masterbatch (‘s) comply with Resolution AP89.1 “On the use of colorants in plastic materials coming into contact with food’’.
Pigments used in Broadway Colours’ Masterbatch (‘s) comply with EN71:Pt.3:1995 specification for migration of heavy metals from toy materials.
USA : Food and Drugs Administration, code of Federal Regulations.
The components of masterbatch produced by Broadway Colours comply with the ‘Food and Drug Administration (FDA), code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21’ under the paragraphs:
- 21 CFR 177.1520 : ‘olefin Polymers’ The olefin polymers used as articles or components of articles intended for use in food contact.
- 21 CFR 177.3297 : ‘Colourants for polymers’ The substances which are listed in this paragraph may be safely used as colourants in the manufacture of articles or components of articles intended for use in producing, manufacturing, packing, processing, preparing, treating, packaging, transporting or holding food.
- 21 CFR 178.3860 : ‘Release agents’ Substances listed in paragraph (b) of this section may be safely used as release agents in petroleum wax complying with ß 178.3710 and in polymeric resins that contact food, subject to the provisions of this section.
Additive used are listed as direct food substances affirmed as GRAS : 21 CFR184.FDA: Direct food substances affirmed as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) (21 CFR 184.1440 & 184.1229)
The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) Directive (2011/65/EU)
EC directive 2002/95/EC amended to 2011/65/EU (the RoHS Directive) restricts the use of the hazardous substances listed below in electrical and electronic equipment.
Based on information provided by our suppliers, the products listed below as RoHS compliant for orders placed on or after the date of the issue of the certificate. RoHS compliant means that:
- Our suppliers have confirmed the compliance status of the relevant products to us.
- We have implemented rigorous processes to confirm and document this.
This legislation bans the placing on the EU market of new EEE containing more than the agreed levels of:
- lead (Pb)
- cadmium (Cd)
- mercury (Hg)
- hexavalent chromium (Cr6+)
- polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
- polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
Confirmation of compliance status by our suppliers is either because the products do not contain any of the restricted substances referred to in Article 4(1) of the RoHS Directive at concentrations in excess of those permitted under the RoHS Directive or because removal of the restricted substances is not technically possible and their existence in the products at levels in excess of these concentrations is allowed as one of the particular applications listed in the Annex to the RoHS Directive.
*The information on properties quoted above is given as guidance. Buyers and users are advised of these facts so they can make their own assessment of our products under their own conditions when necessary. The properties may be affected by other additives and/or polymers with which the masterbatch is used, the conditions of processing, or the service conditions of the finished product. Final approval for food contact and toy use needs to be assessed on the final item.