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 Simplifying the Supply Chain For High Knowledge Content Components

NSF 61, NSF 372 and the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

 

Effective January 4, 2014, the U.S. Safe Drinking Water act mandated that all materials intended to contact water intended for human consumption could contain a surface weighted average of not more than 0.25 percent. This law mirrored those of several states which were passed in the previous decade. It is the intent of St. Paul Foundry to be in strict compliance with the SDWA.

 

If  you have products that are in contact with potable water contact us. We will help you specify suitable lead free materials.

 

Child Product Safety Improvement Act Kids

 

The U.S. Child Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 created requirements limiting the total lead content in children's products. With a few  exceptions, all children's products manufactured after August 14, 2011 must not contain more than 100 parts per million (ppm) of total lead content in parts that are accessible to children.

 

This law has had impacts on many casting manufacturers including makers of die cast toys, playground equipment, and many others. It is important to note that the substrate metal may not be coated with paint, epoxy or other materials to isolate metal that contains lead above the 100 ppm standard. The metal must conform even if coated. All components subject to CPSIA must be independently evaluated by an accredited laboratory.

 

St. Paul Foundry supplies certified compliant materials to manufacturers that are subject to the Act. Our sophistication in making highly certified military and aircraft components gives us the equipment and know how to assure our customers of materials well below the 100 ppm standard.


The OSHA/NIOSH Lead Standard

 

Effective July 1997, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) significantly lowered the permissible airborne and blood thresholds for lead. In anticipation of this event, St. Paul Brass and Aluminum Foundry initiated a research program in partnership with our customers to evaluate acceptable substitutes for lead containing alloys. Although there are many new alloys containing certain 'exotic' alloying elements, we have found that the same results can be achieved using less expensive alloys. St. Paul Foundry will no longer offer quotations on alloys containing high lead. We are pleased to offer substitutes for any high lead brasses that your request for quote may specify. 

 

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St. Paul Foundry
954 Minnehaha Avenue West
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
(651) 488-5567  Fax: (651) 488-0908
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