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Copely Developments Ltd
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Accreditations, Policies & Awards


What is REACh?

REACh is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. It came into force on 1st June 2007 and replaced a number of European Directives and Regulations with single legislation.

REACh put the emphasis on the importer, processor or manufacturer of goods to declare if the goods contain any Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs).

There is a full list of SVHCs available from the European Chemical Agency at The main chemical on this list that applies to Copely Developments Limited is Bis (2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (Also known as DEHP or DOP). This is a very common plasticiser used to make PVC flexible and is used in a wide variety of applications from hoses to medical devices.

We provide a statement declaring its use in our products and can provide the levels present in any of our products if requested. All of our raw material suppliers have also registered their uses of these materials. Therefore all of our products are REACh compliant.

REACh Statement

All products manufactured by Copely Developments do not contain any SVHC’s as per the latest lists issued by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) on the 14th June 2023.

In February 2015 DOP reached its sunset date and could no longer be used in the manufacture of any PVC products (with the exception of some medical devices).

In order to ensure that ourselves and our customers were not caught out by this change, we carried out extensive research and testing on all of our materials throughout 2014. As a result of this we have been using non DOP plasticisers in all of our PVC products since September 2014.

We are happy to fully certify all of our PVC, Nylon (PA) and polyurethane (TPU) products as SVHC free and phthalate free.

If you want to ensure that you are getting a high-quality product that complies with all current legislation then please contact Copely for your requirements.


Steve Walton
Plant Director

California Proposition 65 Statement

All products manufactured by Copely Developments do not contain any listed substances as per the latest lists issued on the 11th August 2023.

No chemicals listed are intentionally added or known to exist in any of our raw material formulations.
In order to ensure that all of our products comply completely with all current legislation, we carry out a regular review of our processes.

If you want to ensure that you are getting a top-quality product that complies with all current legislation, then please contact Copely for your requirements.


Steve Walton
Plant Director

RoHS Statement


All products manufactured by Copely Developments comply with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 3 – 2015/863/EU

RoHS3 restricts the use of the 10 substances shown below to less than the parts per million (ppm) levels as shown below.

  • Cadmium < 100 ppm
  • Lead < 1000 ppm
  • Mercury < 100 ppm
  • Hexavalent Chromium < 1000 ppm
  • Polybrominated biphenyls < 1000 ppm
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ether < 1000 ppm
  • Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP): < 1000 ppm
  • Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP): < 1000 ppm
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP): < 1000 ppm
  • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP): < 1000 ppm

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Copely Developments were one of the first companies to use non lead stabilised PVC for hose and tube manufacture, many years before the legislation came into effect.

You can be assured that all products manufactured at Copely Developments fully comply with the RoHS3 legislation.


Steve Walton
Plant Director

Mission Statement

Copely Developments Ltd key mission is to offer premium thermoplastic hose, tube and extrusion products. To achieve this by offering engineered and innovative solutions, at quality and service levels that are aligned completely with our customers’ expectations.

Vision Statement

Copely Developments is part of the COBA group. COBA International Limited is a privately funded group of manufacturing and distribution businesses. Our key activities are invested in the design, manufacture and distribution of thermoplastic products.

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COBA’s unique vision for Copely Developments Ltd is to be a growing and caring organisation striving to achieve better results, year on year. We will achieve this by blending investment programs in all business activities, using modern equipment and systems with dedicated and highly competent people in all areas.

Our vision is to be universally recognized as the market leader in the management of and execution of all our activities by using:

  • Our unique balance of commercial and technical expertise
  • Our proven track record of excellent quality and service, and
  • Our innovative delivery of value-enhancing solutions to meet all our customer’s needs

By working in partnership with our employees, customers and suppliers, we will strive towards achieving world-class leadership in Quality, Engineering, Design, Delivery, Service and Management of all products, coupled with the lowest cost achievable through never-ending development and continuous improvement (involving everyone, wherever possible, in the company will endeavour to work towards this aim).

To achieve this, we will ensure that activities will be conducted safely and do everything we can to ensure the continued health of our employees and customers. We will act responsibly in relation to the environment and will work towards the principles of sustainability.


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