What is RoHS? RoHS (Restriction of the use of Hazardeous Substanzes) is a regulation on the elimination of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products. Was adopted by the European Commission January 27, 2003 and from July 1 came into force. RoHS lines aim is to prohibit the use of hazardous substances in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment and to contribute to the protection of human health and the environment.
The RoHS Directive prohibits the use of these substances: Admium, mercury, lead, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). The use of equipment with heavy metals and flame retardants (PBB, PBDE) above a predetermined threshold level is also prohibited. The Directive provides for certain derogations for certain devices due to the need of using banned substances in certain manufacturing processes.
After a successful transition to lead-free technology and filling the Directive from July 2006 our production is in full compliance with this European directive.
We will however continue to offer electronics manufacturing containing lead, if your product falls within the accepted exceptions (medical, aerospace, armaments industry).
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