rohs regulation 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • International regulations and treaties on electronic waste (e-waste)

    Different policies are being developed worldwide to deal with electronic waste (e-waste) which is one of the fastest growing waste streams in modern society. European Union's Directives on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) are pioneers on the issue. Japan, China and Korea have implemented similar laws. In addition Japan, Canada and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • REACHing Asia: Recent trends in chemical regulations of China, Japan and Korea

    Will EU REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances) influence and change the chemical regulatory systems of Asia, as EU RoHS has done in China, Japan and Korea? The answer is YES. China, Japan and Korea are (or will be) filling the regulatory gap they see between REACH and their chemical regulatory systems. With its advanced chemical regulatory system ...

  • 3E Company Gives Cabot Microelectronics Corporation the Power to Comply with Global Regulations

    Background Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (CMC) is a supplier of sophisticated polishing compounds and polishing pads used in the manufacture of advanced semiconductors and rigid disks--critical components that drive today‘s electronic systems from desktop and laptop computers, cellular phones and electronic games, to personal data assistants, telecommunication ...


    By 3E Company

  • EEE country profiles: Understanding how electric and electronic products are regulated in specifc countries

    Product regulations affecting EEE products are proliferating all over the world.  Enhesa’s EEE Country Profiles provide a concise, comprehensive and analytical description of regulations related to EEE throughout the lifecycle of a product from product design to marketing to end  of life. The following  re examples from the recently updated EU EEE Country Profile and ...

  • Myth, Misunderstanding, Miscommunications and Mistakes - Fact and In-Depth Analysis of Product-Related Environmental Regulations on Electrical and Electronic Equipment in China, Japan and Korea

    Abstract: The purpose of this article is to provide clarification to corporate environmental managers of multinational companies on current and emerging product-related regulatory developments in China, Japan and Korea. “WEEE” and “RoHS” are no longer an isolated “European phenomenon” but are becoming part of a much larger and irreversible trend, requiring manufacturers and users of impacted ...

  • Handheld X-Ray Fluorescence: Practical Application as a screening tool to detect the presence of environmentally-sensitive substances in electronic equipment

    Abstract: As the implementation deadlines approach, the electronics industry is focusing significant efforts on compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive and the Waste Electrical and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) directive. The intent of the EU RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC) is to restrict the use of six substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBBs and ...


    By Northern ANI Solutions Ltd.

  • Enhesa helpline support – Continuing to grow

    The Enhesa Helpline Support Service continues to experience increased popularity with existing and new Enhesa clients.  The Enhesa Helpline provides clients with a pre-paid number of consulting hours,  to provide a rapid response to address specific EHS regulatory questions.   Enhesa Helpline is able to respond quickly to both simple and complex questions, in a ...

  • A disassembly process model for end–of–life activities of manufactured products

    The companies have to reuse/recover/recycle their products at the end of product life according to new environmental regulations to achieve sustainability. The disassembly process is one of the most important processes to recover/recycle/maintain products safely, economically and efficiently. A process model for disassembly needs to be developed and integrated with the product information model ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What Are Full Material Disclosures? [VIDEO]

    Successful companies are always looking for ways to streamline their business, find efficiencies and lower costs. Within materials compliance departments, the best way for companies to achieve this is through the collection of full material disclosures (FMDs) from their supply chain. Instead of requesting material declarations for specific substances, full material disclosures allow companies ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • EU Plans to Restrict DecaBDE

    One year after the last expansion of the list of Persistent Organic a first indication on a possible restriction of Bis(pentabromophenyl)ether (DecaBDE) under REACH Annex XVII or POPs Regulation (proposed by Norway in May 2013) was published on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website on August 1, 2013 (3). The group of polybrominated diphenylethers has a long history of restriction in the ...


    By SGS

  • 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 Cure (UK)

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