It is not unusual for the regulatory status of some materials to change during industrial processing. Notable examples include paints and coatings (such as applied inks, epoxy coatings, electrocoating or powder coats) and sintering fluxes. If it can be reasonably expected that any SVHCs originally present were removed during these processes, those SVHCs do not need to be declared under REACH Article 33 communication requirements.
Please note that this is specific to communication requirements under Article 33 of the REACH Regulation. If the manufacturing process takes place in the EU, the manufacturer may still have other responsibilities under the REACH Regulation.
Article current as of 2020-03-06