Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published updated rules of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 6 (h), in order to ban among others the processing and distribution of certain uses of phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1) (PIP 3:1 ). Because of the far­reaching consequences regarding PIP 3:1, EPA has provided a No Action Assurance that extends the compliance date for this chemical until March 8, 2022.

We keep analyzing the situation in order to. respond to requirements and effects on risk management resulting from the TSCA regulations. For this reason, we would like to inform you of the current status and the position of our company in the supply chain.

VACUUBRAND manufactures the most comprehensive range of vacuum pumps, gauges and controllers for rough and fine vacuum for laboratory use. We are currently examining whether the EPA's final rules apply to our company's products. VACUUBRAND is not included in the list of companies whose corresponding NAICS codes are listed by the EPA in the final rule restricting PIP 3:1 or other affected substances. Nonetheless, we are already in close and permanent contact with our raw material suppliers about the situation and ask them to issue corresponding conformity certificates in a timely manner where required. We will pass the relevant information on to our customers as soon as it becomes available.

For further questions piease do not hesitate to contact us (regulatoryvacuubrand.com).

Wertheim, September 21, 2021

VACUUBRAND GMBH + CO KG