Certificates and Documents
This is a document that states the potential hazards (physical, health, and environmental) of a chemical material and shows how to work safely with this chemical product. It also contains information about the hazards, usage, storage, transportation of the chemical and emergency procedures. These documents, which are “Güvenlik Bilgi Formu” (GBF) in Turkish, have the same meaning as Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) in English.
You can access our MSDS documents from the link below;
Technical Data Sheets are documents that contain technical information about how to use the product and its characteristics. TDS includes basic information such as density, color, brightness, particle size of the powder and the results of tests that provide information about the performance of the product, such as the pencil hardness test, impact test, salt spray test and adhesion test.
You can contact our sales representatives for TDS requests.
It is an international standard covering the coatings used in the architectural industry. It is used for improving and standardizing the product quality level across the world. The coatings are classified as Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 based on their mechanical, corrosion, and sunlight resistance. Products that meet clearly-defined performance and quality criteria are presented to the user.
Please see below our Qualicoat quality certificates.
It is an international quality regulation applicable for the coatings applied on aluminum and steel prepared by Germany-based GSB (Gütegemeinschaft für die Stückbeschichtung von Bauteilen e.V.). In addition to Standard, Master, and Premium classes, C2, C3, C4, and C5 abrasion classes have been specified based on the atmospheric conditions at the application surface. Approved applicator systems are also included under the quality systems.
Please see below our GSB quality certificates.
WRAS approval indicates that a material or a water fitting has a quality and standard in compliance with the Water Supply (Water Installations) Regulations and Scottish Regulations. Such approval has been established because any water installation supplying water from the mains water systems in the United Kingdom (Wales, England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland) must comply with these regulations. Afterward, its use and applicability have spread and started to be used as a reference all around Europe and the World.
Once the system is accurately installed/used with the obtained approval certificate, it means that the product has the right quality and standards to prevent water pollution and minimize wastes. ‘’Compliance of non-metallic products for use when in contact with water allocated for human consumption in terms of the effects of non-metallic products on water’’ criterion has been tested and evaluated for powder paint.
Please see below our WRAS approval certificates.
KTW (Kunststoff-Trinkwasser) approval is given as per a regulation used in the hygienic evaluation of materials in contact with potable water. Applied as per the German Federal Environmental Agency’s recommendation, this regulation assesses the microbial formation on surfaces in contact with water. It also examines changes of color, smell, and clarity in the water. There are different regulations for coatings, elastomers, and thermoplastic elastomers.
Cured powder paint, together with the coated surface, is sent to the reaction to fire tests upon customer request to be tested, and test results are shared. This process is supported by the recipe and application conditions prepared based on the requests of customers.
Please see below some of our fire test certificates.
WHAT IS REACH?
REACH is a new European Union regulation concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals. It came into force on 1st June 2007 and replaces a number of European Directives and Regulations with a single system.
REACH has several aims:
- To provide a high level of protection of human health and the environment from the use of chemicals.
- To make the people who place chemicals on the market (manufacturers and importers responsible for understanding and managing the risks associated with their use.)
- To allow the free movement of substances on the EU market.
- To enhance innovation in and the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry.
- To promote the use of alternative methods for the assessment of the hazardous properties of substances e.g. quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR) and read across.
SCOPE AND EXEMPTIONS
REACH applies to substances manufactured or imported into the EU in quantities of 1 tonne per year or more. Generally, it applies to all individual chemical substances on their own, in preparations or in articles (if the substance is intended to be released during normal and reasonably foreseeable conditions of use from an article).
Some substances are specifically excluded:
- Radioactive substances
- Substances under customs supervision
- The transport of substances
- Non-isolated intermediates
- Some naturally occurring low-hazard substances
Some substances, covered by more specific legislation, have tailored provisions, including:
Human and veterinary medicines
Food and foodstuff additives
Plant protection products and biocides
Other substances have tailored provisions within the REACH legislation, as long they are used in specified conditions:
Substances used for research and development
Authorisation and Restriction in REACH
One of the main reason of EU promote REACH Regulation which is gathering most chemical legislation under an umbrella, is to protect environment and human health from the risks and hazards coming from chemicals. For this aim, procedures like registration has established to find more information on chemicals; and like notification/authorisations and restrictions to minimize or avoid the exposure of the hazardous substances to human and environment.
REACH Regulation brings different provisions for the substances have serious and often irreversible effects on humans and environment (Substances of Very High Concern-SVHC). The manufacturing, trading or using these substances which are carsinogenic, mutagenic, toxic, persistent and/or bioaccumulative can be controlled or limited or may subject to authorisation.
Substances that are included in the Candidate List by ECHA have been identified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). The inclusion of a substance in the List may have legal obligations on companies and those substances may subject to Authorisations by decision of the European Commission if they include to the Annex XIV of REACH.
(Follow the links to find out more about the related procedure)
Authorisation = REACH Regulation Annex XIV
Restrictions = REACH Regulation Annex XVII
Authorisation – http://echa.europa.eu/regulations/reach/authorisation
Restriction – http://echa.europa.eu/regulations/reach/restriction
What is the role of Pulver in REACH?
On ECHA’s web page it says: “Companies that are not established in the EU have no obligations under REACH and cannot pre-register and register. However, a non-EU manufacturer of substances, preparations or articles whose products are imported into the EU can appoint an Only Representative. The Only Representative will then carry out the REACH obligations including pre-registration linked to the imported substances.”
The company Pulver Kimya International GmbH has been appointed as “Only Representative” to provide information to customers and distributors about the EU REACH regulation issues by Pulver Kimya. The ‘Only Representative’ notification has been shared with our EU customers. Pulver Kimya International GmbH will take place in supply chain and provide connection between our European customers and ECHA (European Chemicals Agency). Please click here for related letter (Only Representative Pulver Kimya International GmbH). Pre-registration of our substances to ECHA has been fulfilled.
List Of Substances Of Very High Concern (SVHC) = Candidate List
In the context of REACH, substances of very high concern (SVHC) are:
- Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or toxic to Reproduction(CMR) classified in category 1 or 2
- Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) or very Persistent and very Bioaccumulative (vPvB) according to the criteria in Annex XIII of the REACH Regulation,
- identified, on a case-by-case basis, from scientific evidence as causing probable serious effects to humans or the environment of an equivalent level of concern as those above e.g. endocrine disrupters
* European Chemicals Agency published their first list of substances of very high concern (SVHC) on 28th of October 2008. After this date, the list is updated at different times. You can reach the updated list from this link: http://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table
What is our role in REACH?
PULVER KİMYA A.Ş. will inform customers and distributors about SVHC by their requests. For a sample of notification request, please click here.
WHAT IS CLP?
It is the acronym for the new European Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of chemical substances and mixtures.
CLP Regulation (came into force on 20 January 2009) aims to apply United Nation’s (UN’s) Globally Harmonized System (GHS) criteria.
For United Nation’s detailed GHS information;
The companies that produce or import the substances & mixtures in EU will have to classify, label and package their products under CLP rules after a transition period.
Notification to C&L Inventory
According to the CLP Regulation, every manufacturer/importer is required to notify required substances (REACH – registrable or substance with hazardous) to the European Chemical Agency.
Pulver Kimya International GmbH has initiated a group to make notifications about the materials mentioned in REACH. Notification of all substances supplied by Pulver Kimya A.Ş. to EU importers was completed successfully before the deadline, 3rd of January 2011. Please click here for related letter (Notification to the European Classification and Labelling Inventory).
Notification to Agency is shared with our European customers. For the sample click on links.
1- Reach Regulation
2- ECHA (European Chemicals Agency Official Web Site)
ISO 9001 Quality Management System is a worldwide recognized form of a quality management system that stipulates increasing customer satisfaction by meeting customer expectations, needs, and legislation conditions. It specifies the Quality Management System conditions at many levels from the institution’s organizational structure to the customer satisfaction level, analysis of collected data, effective management of processes, internal audits, product design, purchasing, sales, and other common process elements. ISO 9001 is essentially a control mechanism. This standard aims to mitigate, eliminate, and, more importantly, prevent faults and defects that might occur. It creates company-based constant improvement criteria and adopts a dynamic structure by promoting the employees’ involvement based on risk-based thinking. Standard is related to the management system’s quality, rather than directly the quality of products and services. The main assumption here is that when an effective Quality Management System is created and applied, quality products and services will be produced to meet customer needs.
ISO 14001 is a standard that guides the identification of environmental factors during the process, from obtaining raw materials to offering the product to customers, and minimization of harm to the environment by controlling such factors with the required precautions. ISO 14001 is a management system that is developed to predict the damages companies cause or might cause on the environment, make risk assessments, decrease the identified faults systematically and eliminate them if possible, and focuses on the identification of elements that are threats to the environment, and employee involvement and awareness based on efforts made in this regard. It is a management system that can be applied in any company based on contribution to the environment and environmental awareness, regardless of the industry and field of operation.
ISO 45001 is an effective tool that can be applied in all organizations in any industry and field of operation and is used to systematically address occupational health and safety issues according to their overall strategies to solve them within a constant improvement perspective. With the help of this standard, it is aimed to establish a management system in which occupational health and safety risks are identified, analyzed, and minimized using precautions, with targets related to occupational health and safety and practices to meet such targets in line with the legal legislation. The main target of ISO 45001 is to create and manage a healthy and safe work environment by eliminating or minimizing the organization’s risks in light of the legal legislation related to occupational health and safety. All activities to be performed under Occupational Health and Safety can be developed based on the habit of controlling them spontaneously in line with the company’s strategic perspective and deposits.
EPD documents, defined in accordance with ISO 14025 standard, are declarations that assess and declare quantitatively the environmental performance of a product or service according to specified categories (raw material extraction, energy consumption and efficiency; material and chemical content; emissions to air, water and soil; waste formation) based on parameters specified in the ISO14040 series. Trade-oriented, they take into account the environmental footprint of economic activities and various emission levels that occur during the production process as part of the Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA – YDD). Prepared independently and with the manufacturer’s specifications, EPDs consist of the technical description of the product, details of the manufacturer and LCA outcomes.
The climate declaration document is a one-page EPD document that focuses on the carbon footprint. A product’s carbon footprint is measured in CO2 in these documents. However, an EPD document is mandatory to make a product description and list the associated climate claims for the EPD document.