rohs directive Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • RoHS and WEEE – The New European Directives

    - DO THEY WORK and WHY (Or WHY NOT)? - Current Application and Development in the EU and USA INTRODUCTION In the last few years the need to produce 'environmentally friendly' products has been seriously considered by EU countries. The debate over how and why to produce such products has moved from being consumer-led to a legal requirement. Legislation was necessary to resolve the ...


  • RoHS Directive: Industry Group Challenges Exemption Recommendations

    A group of industry associations has told the European Union Commission it does not agree with recommendations on how to handle Pack 9 exemptions under the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. The Cross-Industry Project, also known as the Umbrella Project, includes over 34 industry associations around the world. The group submitted their feedback in July 2016, shortly ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Monitoring heavy metals for compliance with RoHS and WEEE directives

    The rapid expansion in the quantity of used electronic and electrical appliances has created a need to safely dispose of the used equipment. The European Community has introduced regulations to enforce limits on the amount of toxic metals and organic chemicals used in the production of material. Compliance with the regulations will help prevent hazards for future generations when the equipment is ...


  • Legal Lookout: RoHS, WEEE and Related EU Directives

    Product stewardship is becoming increasingly important as international regulatory requirements involving product lifecycles become more prevalent. In Europe, several directives are likely to influence global product stewardship. Background Environmental regulation traditionally has focused on regulating manufacturing facilities by limiting or preventing environmental releases and related ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Heavy Metal Compliance per RoHS Directive - Case Study

    Background Compliance with RoHS (or the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) is an important issue in manufacturing today. RoHS has been constantly evolving since its original adoption in the EU as RoHS 2002/95/EC in 2003. Its full name is “Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.” As the ...


  • New Jersey, the newest EU member state?: Adoption of the EU RoHS Directive

    Perhaps it came as no huge surprise when California adopted the EU's RoHS Directive in 2003 applicable to video display devices because California is typically on the leading edge of adopting innovative environmental requirements. But now that the past year has seen California expanding the list products subject to RoHS restrictions and New Jersey incorporating the EU RoHS Directive into its ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • RoHS list set to expand with new chemicals

    The European Union prescribes that chemicals restricted by the RoHS directive should be reviewed by the European Commission periodically. The RoHS directive restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment, vide Directive 2002/95/EC. In this context, the European Commission has asked specific agencies to study the feasibility and need for inclusion of other ...


    By Enventure Technologies Inc

  • 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 ...


    By PANalytical

  • 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), ...

  • 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 ...


    By PANalytical

  • Beyond RoHS: toward prohibition of a wider band of substances in a larger pool of consumer products

    While Europe’s WEEE and RoHS directives are being picked up by other countries around the world, in Europe itself, moves are afoot to dramatically expand the list of banned substances and to apply such bans to a broader range of products. In the front line is Norway, where the Prohibition on Certain Hazardous Substances in Consumer Products (PoHS) regulation is likely to come into force in ...

  • An information breakdown and discussion of opportunities from the WEEE Directive

    The forthcoming EU Directive on Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment will have far reaching effects throughout the supply chain. Important factors are discussed, such as the Directive's scope and policing, design and disassembly and potential market opportunities within and outside the existing supply chain.Keywords: WEEE, ROHS, environmental protection, materials selection, design for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Dishwasher's environmental impact analysis and improvement by addressing EUP directive in China dishwasher manufactures

    To protect the environment, EU promulgated EUP directive which is more serious and complex than WEEE and RoHS directive. To help dishwasher manufacturers to follow the EUP directive well in China, the environmental impact of the dishwasher in the whole life cycle is systematically assessed based on CML method, and the environmental impact caused by detergent is not included. The impact on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

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