Industrial lubricants: certification and accreditation

To promote the high standard of our production, MOLYDAL has undertaken a constant process of bringing our industrial lubricant products up to standard through a certification and accreditation initiative. Accordingly, we ensure first-rate quality control guaranteeing the conformity of our deliveries to our customers.


The regulatory context of REACH

The European Regulation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals) came into force in 2007 within the European Union. It was set up to make up for the gaps in the regulations at the time, and completely overhauled the European regulatory system by replacing some forty existing directives and applying to manufacturers, importers, distributors and users alike. Compared to previous regulations, REACH introduced three major initiatives: a procedure involving the recording of chemical substances, a new risk management tool and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

As a manufacturer of industrial lubricants, MOLYDAL only markets preparations that do not need recording. We are considered to be a downstream user: a formulator according to REACH. However, we have ensured that some of our raw materials are pre-recorded.  We have also made sure that the products our various suppliers supply comply with the REACH Regulation.

The standards applied to our products

Regarding accreditations, MOLYDAL commits to applying various standards to our products to guarantee their validity with respect to all users: 

 With ISO 9001 certification, a better grasp of environmental issues is possible within the company. This certification provides a management tool for taking these questions on board in the overall running of MOLYDAL, and it helps us to be viewed in a more positive light by organisations in charge of sustainable development issues.
 PMUC analyses are an integral part of the accreditation application that manufacturers submit to EDF for some of their products intended to be used  in nuclear and thermal power stations. EDF therefore requires this accreditation of its suppliers, and closer surveillance of these types of product.
In Europe, certification of industrial lubricants in the food industry is not subject to regulations. As a result, foodstuff manufacturers look to American legislation to ensure conformity of their production.  The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) in the US has therefore launched a programme concerning the regulation of non-food components. A product is accredited when it is awarded all three of these criteria: accreditation number, category code and NSF Mark displayed on its packaging.






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