The use of lead in brass alloys is now regulated by various national and European provisions in the interest of consumer protection. The following changes have been made in the European chemicals regulation REACH: Ten further substances were added to the SVHC Candidate List as of 27/06/2018 (SVHC stands for “Substances of Very High Concern”), including lead metal.
Lead is contained as an alloying element in some products in Diehl Metall’s range. Accordingly, there are special information obligations according to the REACH regulation from now on. The corresponding information sheets can be found on our homepage .
As a traditional company, the responsible handling of materials plays a naturally inherent role in our business operations. Right from the initial product idea, we pay attention to environmental protection as well as human health.
Our development efforts focus on modern alloys that emphasize environmental and consumer protection. For example, with CUPHIN and ECOBRASS we already offer alloys that are completely free of lead.