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Environmental Responsibility

We at UniMetal Believe Strongly in Conducting Business in the Most Environmentally-Responsible Ways


Environmentally-Responsible Attributes

  • A full-time, fully-trained environmental staff
  • Full compliance with all proper state and federal permitting requirements
  • State-of-the-art, custom waste treatment programs
  • Waste Water Treatment Permit (with the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection)
  • Storm Water Permit (with the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection)
  • United States Department of Transportation Hazmat Shipment Permit
  • Various State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection plating facility permits
  • State of Connecticut Boiler Permit
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency Tire Derived Fuel Permit

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REACH Certified

UniMetal certifies that it is aware of it's obligation to keep itself regularly updated with substances that may be added to the SVHC list.


RoHS Compliant

At UniMetal, we’re ready for RoHS & End-of-Life Vehicle.

We’ve successfully converted our plating processes to lead-free and Hex-free to meet the European Union End-of-Life Vehicle.

The two most important directives affecting industry are the End of Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive and the Restriction of Hazardous Substance (RoHS) Directive.


Focus of the ELV Directive

To reduce the amount of heavy metals contained in an automobile and provide for the recyclables of automobile components.


Focus of the RoHS Directive

The restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Any company interested in selling to the global community must comply with these regulations.

What are RoHS?

RoHS European Union's Directive (2002/95/EC)

The Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) was adopted by the European Union on January 27, 2003 and the key provision of the RoHS directive is the following:"…from 1 July 2006, new electrical and electronic equipment put on the market [shall] not contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)".In order to comply with the EU ROHS legislation all of these substances must either be removed, or must be reduced to within maximum permitted concentrations, in any products containing electrical or electronic components that will be sold within the European Union.


Table of Maximum Concentration


Maximum Concentration Level

Lead (Pb))

0.1% by weight/1,000 ppm

Mercury (Hg)

0.1% by weight/1,000 ppm

Hexavalent Chromium (Cr-6)

0.1% by weight/1,000 ppm

Cadmium (Cd)

75 ppm4

For more information on the RoHS and WEEE Directive click here.


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