MSDS and regulations


All relevant MSDS, REACH and related documents at a glance!

Our online shop allows you to view not only the safety data sheets under the DOWNLOADS section for the items we stock, but also all other relevant and important information such as REACH, RoHS, WEEEcertification, conformity declarations and other important documents. What all of these abbreviations means is explained briefly here.

MSDS, REACH, RoHS and similar are data sheets that must be provided by distributors, importers and manufacturers of hazardous substances, and preparations containing these substances above certain quantities, in Europe and many other countries on other continents.

Example from the downloads section for a Danfoss article:

Definitions and abbreviations

MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets), SDB (Sicherheitsdatenblätter) in German, are an instrument for communicating safety-related information about materials and mixtures including information from the relevant material safety report(s) about the supply chain and downstream users. They are intended to provide professional users with the necessary information and handling recommendations for working with these substances and preparations in order to ensure health protection, safety in the workplace and to ensure necessary environmental protection measures can be taken.

REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. This is an EU chemical regulation that came into force on 1 June, 2007. As an EU regulation, REACH is equally and directly applicable in all member states. REACH harmonised and simplified previous chemical legislation. More information can be found on the German REACH Info Homepage.

The WEEEDirective (Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment) is intended to avoid the general disposal of electrical and electronic devices and reduce the amount of such waste through reuse, recycling and other forms of reclamation. It defines minimum standards for the handling of electrical and electronic waste within the EU.

The RoHSDirective is intended to restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic devices. It regulates the use or distribution of hazardous substances in electrical devices and electronic components. Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2) replaced the earlier Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS 1) on 3 January, 2013. Both directives are unofficially abbreviated to RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances.

We can assist you with the data processing necessary for MSDS through to CO2equivalent.

In order to further assist you with necessary data processing for the aforementioned documentation and safety certifications (e.g. MSDS), we also provide you with a useful CO2calculator in the form of an Excel file for downloading that you can use to quickly and easily calculate the carbon dioxide CO2equivalent for your refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.

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