Canon declaration on REACH Regulation EC No 1907/2006

January 2018

The REACH Regulation (EC 1907/2006) came into effect on 1 June 2007 to improve the way chemicals on their own, in preparations and in articles¹ are managed across Europe.

In line with the Canon Group’s commitment to environmental responsibility, we take a proactive approach to ensure continuous compliance with all of our REACH obligations.

Communication on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs)
The Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern under Article 59 of REACH was first published on 28 October 2008 and is updated approximately every 6 months. The current version of the Candidate List can be found on the European Chemicals Agency website.

Canon Europe’s supply chain is subject to our stringent Green Procurement Programme and we request our suppliers to provide us with comprehensive information on the presence of substances, including SVHCs, in the items that they supply to us. We regularly update our supplier survey to reflect changes in global legislation which may affect our products (i.e. electrical and electronic products), including revisions to the Candidate List.

As a producer and supplier of articles we have an obligation under Article 33 of REACH to communicate information on SVHCs which are present above a threshold limit of 0.1% weight by weight. In the event that new information becomes available that would necessitate additional measures we will inform our customers as soon as possible via this webpage.

Canon article declaration
The substances listed below may be contained in Canon articles above the threshold level:

Substance name CAS/EC number Article Application
Bis (2-ethyl(hexyl) phthalate) (DEHP) 117-81-7 PVC cables Plasticizer
Boric acid 10043-35-3/ 11113-50-1 Photo paper Cross-linker
Disodium tetraborate, anhydrous 1303-96-4/ 1330-43-4/ 12179-04-3 Waste ink absorber parts Photo paper Flame retardant Cross-linker

Océ article declaration
The substances listed below may be contained in Océ articles above the threshold level.

Substance name CAS/EC number Part type Use Printer type
Lead titanium zirconium oxide (PZT) 12626-81-2 Print head Piezo material in print head Piezo inkjet printers
Lead monoxide 1317-36-8 Motor/fan   ColorWave printers
Diboron trioxide 1303-86-2 Motor/fan Flame retardant Wide format printers
N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMAC) 127-19-5 motor   Arizona printers
UV-328 25973-55-1 motor ultraviolet light absorbers in plastics Arizona printers
UV-320 3846-71-7 motor ultraviolet light absorbers in plastics Arizona printers
DEHP 117-81-7 motor plasticizer Arizona printers
Hexahydromethyl-phthalic anhydride 25550-51-0 Electronic components Crosslinking agent Several

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
We provide Safety Data Sheets (SDS) to end users of our inks, toners and service chemicals in order to communicate safe use and disposal information along the supply chain.

Please use the links below to access SDS:

For Canon products:
For Océ products:

Further Information
Should you have any questions, please contact

For more information about REACH, please visit the European Chemicals Agency website.

All information in this statement is provided to the best of Canon’s knowledge at the time of preparation. This statement is provided for information purposes only. Canon provides this information without warranties of any kind neither expressed nor implied including but not limited to warranties for a particular purpose. Canon does not warrant that the content will be error free.

¹ Article as defined under the REACH Regulation (EC)1907/2006

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