Environmentally Relevant Information

about Stamping Foils

Stamping foils represent no hazardous materials due to the Ordinance on Hazardous Substances (11/2010). According to REACH they have to be classified as articles (1907/2006/EG) and therefore are no subject to registration. KURZ does not use any raw materials containing chlorinated hydrocarbons, cadmium, lead, mercury or hexavalent chromium for the stamping foil production.

The vast majority of our stamping foils fulfill the requirements of the various national and international regulations, taking into consideration their formulations, the specifications provided by raw material suppliers and their usage in their respective specialized applications.

Some examples are:

  • EU Packaging Directive 94/62/EC and CONEG
  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive – RoHS (2011/65/EU)
  • Restriction on bromine compounds (2003/11/EC)
  • 2005/84/EC no phthalates
  • 2006/122/EC no perfluorooctane sulfonates
  • No CMR substances (materials that are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction) that belong to the Category 1, 1A or 1B or to the hazard class Acute Toxicity (Category 1-3) according to the CLP Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 including its amending regulations
  • None of the approval-requiring substances listed in Annex XIV of REACH in its version 06/2017
  • No substances depleting the ozone layer. Stamping foils of KURZ fulfill the requirements of the Regulation (EC) No. 1005/2009 and are no products as described in Article 17 (export) of this regulation
  • EuPIA´s (European Printing Ink Association) raw materials exclusion list
  • In the automotive area, the requirements of the End-of-Life Vehicles Directive of 2002 (2000/53/EC), which requires the individual components to be stored in the IMDS system to ensure traceability during vehicle disposal
  • In the food sector (1935/2004/EC; 10/2011/EU) and the toy industry (2009/48/EC; EN71/3:2013), KURZ will provide assistance with external certifications for his qualities upon request

Conflict minerals

In regards to requirements stipulated in the Dodd-Frank Act (Section 1502 – "Conflict Minerals"), KURZ continues to work with our suppliers to trace raw material content determining whether minerals from mines or uncertified melting plants located in conflict regions are utilized. No conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries are used for the production of KURZ foils intentionally. KURZ requests our suppliers to supply written confirmation of steps taken to prove the origin of material contents classified as conflict minerals.