LINAK participates in shared responsibility and cooperative efforts in the international movement of hazardous chemicals in order to improve the protection of human health and the environment by complying with relevant chemical regulations.

LINAK is committed to providing our customers with products meeting a high standard of innovation, performance, and environmental safety. This high standard of compliance is equally set as requirements for our suppliers.
To achieve this target, it requires the ability to quickly adapt to the following environmental regulations, directives, and conventions:

The Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals regulation is a European regulation on chemicals. LINAK supports the objectives of the REACH (Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006) and complies with the following regulations:

  • Candidate List of SVHCs
  • REACH Annex XIV – Authorization list
  • REACH Annex XVII – Restriction List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added Lead to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), on June 27, 2018. (

A part of the LINAK product range is affected by this inclusion, meaning that Lead is contained in some products with a concentration above 0.1% (w/w).
Where reasonably technically possible, LINAK aims to substitute Lead in our products.

Read more about LINAK's REACH statement here.

Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) is a European directive (Directive 2011/65/EU) that restricts the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. At LINAK, we are continuously monitoring new and upcoming regulations in the EU RoHS directive. At any point in time all LINAK products are RoHS compliant.

Read more about LINAK's current RoHS statement here.

Battery Directive
The Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) establishes rules regarding placing batteries, accumulators, and waste batteries on the market containing hazardous substances. It also establishes specific rules for the collection, treatment, recycling and discarding of waste batteries and accumulators. LINAK complies with and meets all obligations related to this directive including marking batteries with crossed-out wheeled trash cans and chemical signs: Pb (lead), Cd (cadmium), and/or Hg (mercury) – according to which chemical is contained in which battery, above the threshold.

Proposition 65
Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986) is a California law that requires businesses to notify Californians about significant chemicals that cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. Through analysis of item specifications, and internal and external data gathering, LINAK U.S. has identified a number of products that currently require a warning label to be applied when shipping to California.

Read more about the LINAK U.S. Proposition 65 statement here.

Medical Devices Regulation (MDR)
The MDR entered into force on May 25, 2017 and will apply from May 26, 2020.

LINAK products are not classified as medical electrical equipment or systems nor do they fall within the scope of the EU Medical Device Directive/Regulation or other similar national regulations. The products are components to be built into a piece of medical electrical equipment by a manufacturer. However, we acknowledge the needs of medical device manufacturers to be informed about substance content.

The MDR requires the manufacturer of medical devices to state whether the medical device contains Latex or not. Regarding Latex, we can advise to the best of our knowledge that none of our MEDLINE products contain this substance.

As this is an on-going process, we will advise about progress in a timely manner.

POPs (Commission Regulation (EU) No 1342/2014 on Persistent Organic Pollutants/Stockholm Convention, is a list of chemical substances posing a risk of causing adverse effects to human health and the environment.
LINAK complies with the chemical substances listed in the POP regulation.

Minamata Convention on Mercury
LINAK is subject to The Minamata Convention on Mercury as this was signed by Denmark on October 10, 2013 and approved on May 18, 2017. Therefore, LINAK complies with this convention which aims to protect human health and the environment from releases of mercury and mercury compounds.

The Low Voltage Directive (LVD) (2014/35/EU) ensures that electrical equipment within certain voltage limits provides a high level of protection for European citizens. It has been applicable since April 20, 2016. LINAK is impacted by, and therefore complies with the LVD directive.

The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (Directive 2014/30/EU) ensures that electrical and electronic equipment does not generate, or is not affected by, electromagnetic disturbance. LINAK is impacted by, and therefore complies with the EMC directive.

ATEX is an EU directive (2014/34/EU) governed by the EU while IECEx is a leading standard, both of which concern requirements for equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. LINAK actuators for the explosion-protected (Ex) industry comply with the IECEx standard and ATEX directive.

UL1203 Class II, Division 1, Groups F and G is a safety standard that is explosion-proof and dust-ignition-proof for electrical equipment for use in hazardous locations. CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 25-1966 certifies enclosures for use in Class II Groups E, F and G hazardous locations. UL508 and CSA C22.2 No. 14 are certified safety standards for industrial control equipment. LINAK actuators for the explosion-protected (Ex) industry comply with the UL standard.

Misc. Declarations

How LINAK ensures Component Compliance
LINAK makes all reasonable efforts to ensure appropriate and timely handling of updates in the directive and regulations. Responsibilities and appropriate resources have been assigned to enable us to comply, while LINAK has set up a procedure to handle and ensure chemical compliance. As a part of this procedure, LINAK uses a third-party data management solution to gather information. This information is provided by the suppliers in the form of declarations, then uploaded in the aforementioned database, and monitored by us regularly.

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