Rhein Chemie reminds users about lead elimination in automotive parts

By Liz White, ERJ staff

Mannheim, Germany- Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH is warning rubber processors-especially automotive fuel hose producers-that from July 1, 2005, it will … no longer be permissible to use compounds containing lead in elastomer components for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.”

The European Directive on the disposal of end-of-life vehicles is quite clear on the elimination of lead, points out Rhein Chemie, adding that this also applies to manufacturers of technical rubber articles.

For lead-free curing systems, Rhein Chemie claims its polymer-bound…

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