Radix high-temperature wire and cable designs undergo rigorous testing to ensure we meet performance specifications. Our test laboratories are ISO 9001:2015 approved.
Red List (DuraLife II Only)
The “Red List” is maintained by the Living Future Institute as part of their Living Building Challenge. It contains the worst in class materials prevalent in the building industry under 22 generic families. These materials either pollute the environment, bio-accumulate up the food chain, and/or harm construction and factory workers. The latest Red List, Version 3.1 adopted May 2016 contains 815 specific chemicals. Radix Wire has thoroughly evaluated all of the raw and process materials in our DuraLife II products against this list and requested “Red List” certifications from our suppliers. The Radix Red List statement on DuraLife II products can be found here.
The REACH Regulation, EC 1907/2006, of the European Parliament went into effect June 1, 2007. REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) is a system for controlling chemicals in Europe. The regulation places the responsibility on industry to manage the risks from chemicals and to provide safety information on the substances. A key element of the REACH Regulation is defined in Article 57 where substances fulfilling certain criteria can be identified as “substance of very high concern” (SVHC) and placed on the REACH SVHC list. This list is routinely updated. The latest list was published on June 14, 2023 and currently has 235 SVHC’s. The Radix REACH SVHC Declaration statement can be found below.
RoHS 3 Statement
The European Union’s original RoHS Directive 2002/95/EU has been superseded with the recast RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU and is also known as RoHS 2 effective in January of 2013. This revision contained no changes to the original restricted materials and maximum concentrations. However, in June 2015 the EU commission published a new Directive 2015/863 to amend the RoHS 2 Directive 2011/65/EU to include four (4) new restricted substances to the list. This directive has been identified as RoHS 3.
Conflict Minerals Reporting Template
The Conflict Minerals Reporting Template is a standardized reporting template used to provide information through the supply chain regarding mineral country of origin and smelters and refiners being utilized. The “Conflict Minerals” are defined by the US legislation and include tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold. The current Radix CMRT declaration can be found below.
California Proposition 65 Declaration
California Proposition 65 refers to legislation, officially known as the “Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986”. Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. This legislation requires that California OEHHA maintain and update, at least annually, a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. Radix California Proposition 65 Declaration letter can be found below.
Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) Declaration
In December 2020 the EPA issued five final rules to reduce exposures to certain chemicals that are persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT). In January 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a final rule prohibiting the processing and distribution of Phenol, Isopropylated Phosphate (3:1) (PIP 3:1). PIP 3:1 is often used as a flame retardant in plastics or an additive in hydraulic fluids and various oils, lubricants, greases, coatings and sealants. The Radix PBT Declaration statement can be found below.