Safety Data Sheet for Abrasive Products
Reishauer is well known for its rigorous adherence to safety standards. In the area of abrasive products, the product safety information is governed by recommendations of FEPA, the Federation of European Producers of Abrasives, who recommend providing information to customers as “Voluntary Product Information” (VPI). Upon request, Reishauer will supply the relevant VPI in English. Please use the contact function below if you wish to obtain a VPI.
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Voluntary Product Information (VPI)
Because many customers ask for an EU-SDS (Safety Data Sheet), the FEPACommissionVI (in line with the ECHA helpdesk recommendation) agreed to provide information to customers as “Voluntary Product Information” (VPI) based on the format of an SDS. The VPI follows the structure of a safety data sheet according to the REACH Regulations, but in contrast to the SDS, it is not legally binding.
ECHA stands for European Chemical Agency, and REACH for Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals). Information on ECHA and REACH is available at:
With the VPI, producers of abrasive products fulfil, on the one hand, their obligation to provide information according to Directive 98/24/EC, and on the other hand, they follow the customers’ demand to provide information in an SDS format.
The VPI covers vitrified and resin bonded grinding wheels, and electro-plated abrasive and dressing tools. Pastes and slurries still require an SDS.
FEPA is the Federation of European Producers of Abrasives. Among others, one of its principal missions is to promote European production and safety issues at a European level among
- Public authorities
Reishauer AG is an active member of FEPA, and as such, follows the recommendations of the federation.
For more information on FEPA, please go to www.fepa-abrasives.net