Conflict minerals free
We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products supporting the fight against violence, human rights violations and environmental degradation. According to the statements sent by our suppliers, all raw materials used in the production of terminal blocks and connectors do not contain minerals extracted in countries subject to internal conflicts in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in the neighboring countries, as required by the provisions on the “Conflict Minerals” under the Dodd-Frank Wall-Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
We believe in the continuous improvement of effectiveness in business processes and absolute respect for the environment, safety and human health, therefore operating according a Integrated Quality System with certifications ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015.
The REACH Regulation (n.1907 / 2006) concerning the registration, evaluation and authorization of chemical substances effectively entered into force on June 1st, 2007. With reference to the REACH Regulation, we do not manufacture or import chemical substances; however, we, as a user of raw materials, works with its suppliers to obtain a correct application of the REACH regulation. Regarding chemicals for which the alert level SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) and Annexes XVII and XIV remains high, we require that none of our suppliers use these chemicals in the materials provided. Based supplier statements, we therefore certify that the chemicals and compounds listed in the SVHC list and in Annexes XVII and XIV of the REACH Regulation and their modifications are not contained in its products, components or materials, including accessories and packaging.
The European Directive 2011/65/EU as amended by the 2015/863/EU Delegated Directive, commonly known as RoHS 3 (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), imposes restrictions on the construction of electrical and electronic equipment with respect to the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, flame retardants PBB, PBDE and Deca-BDE and phthalates DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP. The RoHS Directive was adopted by the Community in February 2003 and became fully effective from 1 July 2006. Since our foundation in 2018, Cabcon Contacts has never used substances that were declared or suspected to be carcinogenic, toxic or dangerous for human health and / or the environment in surface treatments and insulating materials, while the minimal presence of lead in copper alloys used in the terminals is tolerated by exemption 6c of Annex III, therefore our terminal blocks and connectors were found to comply with the RoHS requirements from the first day of coming into effect of the European Directive without the need to intervene in the substances contained in the product.
UL & VDE
All our products are UL approved and most of our products are VDE approved to meet the customers demands.
The Birth of UL.
The World’s Columbian Exposition, also known as the World’s Fair, is held in Chicago and more than 27 million people attend – an extraordinary turnout considering the 1890 population census recorded close to 63 million residents in the U.S. UL’s founder, William Henry Merrill, Jr., a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) electrical engineering program, assumes his first post-college position at the Boston Board of Fire Underwriters, from which he was sent to assess fire risks associated with the construction of the World’s Columbian Exposition. As an electrical inspector at the World’s Fair, Merrill proposes his idea to create an electrical testing laboratory to the insurance underwriters he meets during the course of his work. The Chicago Underwriters Association and the Western Insurance Union provide funding to support Mr. Merrill’s vision, paving the way to establish the Underwriters Electrical Bureau.
Foundation of VDE.
The foundation conference of the VDE takes place in Berlin from January 21 to 22. 37 delegates of the German electrotechnical associations, the first of which was founded in 1879, adopt the founding protocol and elect the first management board. The newly founded association holds its first annual meeting from September 28 to 30 in Cologne. Also, the first technical commission of the VDE is established at this meeting. Its task is to develop regulations on electrical systems.