The European Federation of Associations of Locks & Builders Hardware Manufacturers


Use of Nickel for keys

Since Q1/2017 ARGE has been lobbying against the proposal of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to restrict the use of nickel in keys. Recently, the European Commission and ECHA decided to discontinue the preparation of a guideline which would have extended the presently existing restriction of the use of nickel. As a result, the threat that nickel would be restricted for the use in keys is averted for the time being.

Read more about the success story ‘Nickel Guideline’.