Product Safety

Stainless steel grades produced by Stainless Europe meet the requirements of several national, European or international legal documents. click on the subtitles below to see the details.

Food contact

Origin Type Reference Title
EC Regulation Regulation 2004/1935/EC Materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
France Arrêté Arrêté dated from 13/01/1976 Material and articles in stainless steel intended to come into contact with food
France Standard NFA 36-711 Stainless steel intended for use in contact with foodstuffs, products and beverages for human and animal consumption
USA Standard NSF/ANSI51 National Standard for Food Equipment : food equipment materials
Italy Decree Ministerial decree, dated 21 March 1973.
Updated until the Decree No. 215, dated 10 december 2008.
Ministerial Decree relating to hygiene rules of packaging, containers and utensils intended to come into contact with foodstuffs or with substances for personal use. The following list of grades comply with the Ministerial Decree dated 21 March 1973 and updates untill the last decree of 10 December 2008: Austenitic containing manganese:
17-4Mn Austenitics:
18-9L/18-9LA/18-10L
18-9E/18-9ED/18-9DDQ
18-10T Austenitics containing molybdenum:
18-11ML/17-11MT/18-12MS Ferritics KARA:
K30
K39
K39M
K41
K44

Electrical and electronic equipment

Origin Type Reference Title
EC Directive Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS) Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (Restriction Of Hazardous Substances)
EC Decision Commission Decision 2005/618 Commission Decision for the purpose of establishing the maximum concentration values for certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (Restriction Of Hazardous Substances)
EC Decision Commission Decision 2005/717 Commission Decision amending for the purposes of adapting to the technical progress the Annex to Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (Restriction Of Hazardous Substances)
EC Directive Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE) modified by the directive 2003/108/EC Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

End of life vehicles

Origin Type Reference Title
EC Directive Directive 2000/53/EC Directive on end-of life vehicles
EC Decision Commission Decision 2002/525 Commission Decision amending Annex II of Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of-life vehicles

Dangerous substances

Origin Type Reference Title
EC Directive Directive 76/769/EEC and its further amendments Council Directive 76/769/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations
EC Directive Directive 1999/77/EC Commission Directive adapting to technical progress for the sixth time Annex I to Council Directive 76/769/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations (asbestos)
EC Regulation Regulation 2006/1907/EC Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC

Pressure equipment

Origin Type Reference Title
EC Directive Directive 97/23/EC Directive 97/23/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning pressure equipment

Radioactivity

Origin Type Reference Title
EC Directive Directive 96/29/Euratom Council Directive 96/29/Euratom laying down basic safety standards for the protection of the health of workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionizing radiation