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REACH Compliance for Electrical cables

The Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH for short) is a European Directive enacting strict regulations on chemical substances. The phased implementation of this complex law runs through to 2018 and is overseen by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

REACH requires organisations to register chemicals imported into the European Union with the ECHA. Applying to imports weighing 100 tonnes from 2013 to 2017, this requirement has been set to apply to imports weighing 1 tonne from 2018 onwards. The list of registered substances is extensive and includes toxic chemicals such as phthalates and brominated flame retardants. Further restrictions apply on SVHC or substances of very high concern.
The purposes of the REACH Directive is to ensure that through the length of the supply chain, all parties are aware of the health and environmental implications of the products they use. The aim of harmonising the treatment of these toxic substances across the European Union gives clarity on the obligations on manufacturers and suppliers. Eland Cables is actively engaged in making our cables and accessories are REACH compliant, as well as meeting the requirements of other legislation such as the RoHS Directive. The tracking, monitoring and reporting of these substances forms a part of our ISO 14001 Environmental Certification, helping us to achieve supply chain practices that are in the best interests of the world around us.

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The Cable Lab®

UKAS-accredited specialist cable testing laboratory

About Eland Cables

The Cable Lab® our in-house cable testing facility, is UKAS-accredited to ISO 17025, which is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. Accreditation to this international standard demonstrates our laboratory's technical competence and the accuracy of its results.

For our customers, it means peace of mind. They can have full confidence in the quality of our products and can demonstrate due diligence in selecting their cable supplier.

Our customers can also rely on the Cable Lab's services for an independent, objective and comprehensive quality assessment of cables procured from third parties.


About Eland Cables

About Eland Cables

Established in 1975, Eland Cables is a supplier of power, data, instrumentation and control cables and cable accessories to the world's most demanding industries and to some of its most prestigious projects. Our reputation is built on an unswerving focus on quality, technical expertise and customer service.


Our focus on quality has resulted in our in-house specialist cable testing facility securing the ISO 17025 accreditation. This certifies the competence, impartiality and performance capability of our laboratory and its evaluations. In turn, it means peace of mind for our customers with regard to the quality of the cables they source from us.

Expert tecHnical support

Our highly-qualified technical team is on hand to provide technical support with all aspects of cable selection, technical specification, regulatory requirements, and bespoke cable design and manufacture.

Complete Cable Solutions

We are a key contributor to projects in over 100 countries every year, adding value through comprehensive technical support, reliable logistics, innovative solutions, and a customer-centric approach.