MACtac films are REACH-compliant
A leading UK stockist and distributor of MACtac self-coloured signmaking films, Amari Digital Supplies (ADS) has announced changes to the colours (predominantly yellow, orange, red, green, grey and metallic) of the 9800, 8900, 8300 and 9700 Pro series of films, as well as those in the Sublime offering within the MACtac Tuning Film Series.
These changes are due to the new REACH (European Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) directive that will come into force in January 2015.
Since the REACH requirement relates only to the manufacturing process, it is still currently permissible to use pre-stocked and/or supplied MACtac materials. From January 2015, however, all MACtac products supplied by ADS will be fully compliant with the new requirement. The selected new colours will be as close as possible, indeed hardly noticeable, to those they will replace and ADS will be supplying MACtac colour cards and fan swatches that will include both the current and new colours. However, the names currently in use will be retained but the product codes will change due to the importance of not mixing current and new colours for the same application.
Since 15th June of this year, all MACtac products have been free of any heavy metals-based pigments and therefore already fully compliant with the new REACH regulation.