RoHS compliance Articles

  • Establishing a RoHS Full Disclosure Audit Trail for an Electronics Manufacturing Services Company

    Situation and ObjectiveIn regard to collecting, managing, and reporting material declaration compliance information, this is a case study of The GoodBye Chain Group’s work with a large Electronics Manufacturing Services Company (EMS). EMS was faced with demands from one of its largest customers to provide full disclosure material declaration information by July 1, 2006. EMS started working ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • How to plan your new RoHS program

    Summary The Directive 2015/863' has amended Annex II of the European Union's RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU)2 to restrict an additional four substances in electronics. Lessons learned from the first RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC)5 strengthen the need to understand when an electronics company needs to start their supply chain communication program. This paper will discuss some of the important ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • The RoHS directive & electrical enclosures

    How does RoHS impact on you? RoHS means Restriction of Hazardous Substances (used in Electrical and Electronic Equipment). It is a Directive adopted by the European Parliament in January 2003 with planned effect for July 1, 2006. Legally it only applies to certain goods put into the market in the European Union after the effective date, but as a practical matter, the RoHS Directive is ...


    By FIBOX Enclosures

  • Enclosures & the RoHS directive

    While the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive regulates products in the European Union, RoHS compliance is rapidly becoming a de facto global standard that impacts US manufacturers. The RoHS Directive applies to fi nished electrical products. It does not directly regulate components, for example, electrical enclosures. However, products are assembled from components and RoHS ...


    By FIBOX Enclosures

  • RoHS/WEEE compliance

    Monitoring heavy metals has never been more in the spotlight. Recent legislation in Europe and Asia looks set to keep it that way. This article outlines the impact of the new regulatory environment on suppliers of the many plastic components used in electrical and electronic equipment and provides an insight into how X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry can provide a solution for screening and ...

  • China RoHS Phase 2: Hard data reveals a red flag

    At a time when companies are scrambling to comply with China RoHS Phase 1 requirements,  GoodBye Chain Group (GCG) has discovered an issue of high importance in regard to China RoHS Phase 2: namely, the financially risky situation that many companies will be in if a) they have used substance exemptions for EU RoHS or delayed their RoHS-conversion because their Category 8 (medical) or ...


    By The GoodBye Chain Group

  • Get the Lead Out - Standards Aid in RoHS Compliance

    RoHS, the seminal European sustainability directive, and others like it challenge manufacturers to eliminate hazardous substances in their products. With RoHS compliance deadlines ongoing through at least the next five years, and more to come from other regions and nations, ASTM Committee F40 is helping companies with testing standards and other resources. The recent introduction of the new Apple ...


    By ASTM International

  • X-ray analysis of tin solders aids RoHS/WEEE compliance

    The hottest topic in the electrical and electronic industry for some time has been the introduction of several directives with the same implications, the Chinese Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products, the European Union (EU) and Japanese RoHS and WEEE directives. These regulations restrict the presence of lead, and other elements, in ...

  • Mercury Ban – Printers Unaffected

    The mercury ban debate has been rife with speculation, confusion, strong accusations and well, a little bit of misleading information. So, together with Brendan Perring of Print Monthly I have been getting to the bottom of this tangled web of information. We have been in contact with the National Measurement and Regulations Office (NMRO) to seek clarification, and today I found myself meeting a ...


    By Alpha-Purify

  • EDXRF Analysis of Lead, Cadmium, Silver, Copper in Lead-Free Solder Materials

    X-ray fluorescence analysis can be used to quickly and easily analyze samples in solid, powder, and liquid states nondestructively, and is therefore widely used as a screening technique for compliance with the RoHS/ELV directives. A large amount of lead-free solder is used for surface-mount circuit boards. Here we evaluated the sensitivity of analysis of Pb, Cd, Ag, and Cu in lead-free solder ...

  • RoHS & WEEE compliance: analysis of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and acrylonitrile-butadiene styrene (ABS) polymers

    XRF has emerged as an optimal solution for the screening of toxic heavy metals regulated by the EU Directives, RoHS and WEEE. PANalytical's MiniPal 4 RoHS WEEE – an energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer – provides a RoHS/WEEE screening function of the restricted elements. This datasheet describes a straightforward, robust method for the analysis of RoHS elements in two very different ...

  • Deciphering Reach and RoHS…The Alphabet Soup of Safety Standards

    There are many safety standards that apply to chemical products. As new standards and regulations emerge it can be difficult for those who buy and use chemical products to keep up-to-date with proper safety requirements. Many businesses use chemicals in their day to day operations for manufacturing and maintenance. Sometimes it may seem as though the regulations are an alphabet soup of acronyms ...

  • BOMcheck wins Environmental Leader 2019 Top Product of the Year Award

    Teamcenter BOMcheck integration for design4compliance wins Environmental Leader Top Product of the Year Award for the 6th year in a row! We are proud to announce that Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter integration to BOMcheck for our www.design4compliance.com solution has won an Environmental Leader 2019 Top Product of the Year Award. ...


    By Sphera

  • What does the soon mandatory RoHS certification mean for Lufft products?

    Up to now RoHS wasn’t mandatory for us because we were affected by an exception rule concerning monitoring and control instruments. This exception will end on July 22, 2017 meaning that all products on the market need to be compliant with the RoHS regulations henceforward. If we couldn’t ensure this, we aren’t allowed to further sell and export them. As an environmental ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • What does the RoHS certification mean for OTT products?

    The EU Directive 2011/65 / EU is intended to limit the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Since 22 July 2017 the RoHS regulation is applicable to monitoring and control instruments, including OTT devices and sensors. From this point onwards, we must have a RoHS certification for all devices and sensors. As of 22 July, RoHS is also a compulsory part of the CE ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Screening Analysis of Hazardous Elements using X-ray fluorescence Analyzer — Analytical Technique in Compliance with RoHS Directive —

    Under recent circumstances where attention to the environment is required in every field, there is an increasing need for analysis of hazardous substances included in products such as electrical and electronic equipment, and automobiles, as triggered by the enforcement of the RoHS Directive of the European Union (EU). As part of this trend, the X-ray fluorescence analyzer (XRF) plays an important ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • European Union RoHS Directive: Understanding Exemptions - White Paper

    Exemptions play a significant role in complying with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. In order to meet their requirements, companies must understand how exemptions work within the directive and how to apply them to their own programs. Assent Compliance’s materials compliance Subject Matter Expert, Valerie Kuntz, takes an in-depth look at ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • RoHS – the most important at a glance

    What does RoHS mean? RoHS is the abbreviation for „Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment”. The abbreviation refers to the so called RoHS directive 2011/65/EU, which forms the legal framework. The goals of the regulation are the protection of human health and of the environment.1) The directive is ...


    By WTW - a xylem brand

  • Ask Enhesa Vol. 7- Product Stewardship Special

    Featuring contributions from Catarina Hästesko, Rakibe Kulcur, Agathe Subileau, Paula Diaz and Ulrike Steiger ...

  • New EU RoHS finally here – significant changes for EEE on the horizon

    After three years of debate, the revised RoHS Directive (65/2011/EU) has finally been adopted by the European Parliament and the Council resulting in significant changes  for electrical and electronic equipment. In 2008, the European Commission launched the review of the related directives of WEEE, addressing  the collection and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), ...

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