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  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • CPSC lead in products testing

    Recent changes to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) program on allowable levels of lead in products have prompted new rounds of testing. As a Manufacturer (or if you are anywhere in the Supply Chain for any product sold in the United States), you are responsible for monitoring and reporting the lead content in your product. There are threshold values of allowable lead in products as ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • REACH Exposed: Stressing environmental compliance

    In June 2007, I contributed an article to SMT that focused on the emergence of environmentally conscious technologies (ECTs), to address the ever present requirements for greener products and the greening of manufacturing supply chains. The key factors identified when evaluating the use of ECT’s were toxicity, energy, and waste.  Toxicity requirements have been driven by global product ...


    By The GoodBye Chain Group

  • REACH exposed: stressing environmental compliance

    Originally published in SMT May, 2008 In June 2007, I contributed an article to SMT that focused on the emergence of environmentally conscious technologies (ECTs), to address the ever present requirements for greener products and the greening of manufacturing supply chains. The key factors identified when evaluating the use of ECT’s were toxicity, energy, and waste. Toxicity ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • Impact of Corrosion on Electronic Equipment

    Corrosion is the destruction of metals through reaction with compounds in their environment. It is a natural process because compounds such as oxides, sulphides and chlorides are formed and these are stabler than pure metals. Electronic circuits and components are omnipresent in our environment. Until recently, the thousands of soldered joints that an electronic circuit contains were ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • 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

  • Electronics sector looks to tackle tensions in a globalising world

    Recent EU Directives on waste electronic goods and hazardous substances are leading to tensions with developing countries which export equipment. The global electronics supply chain is now forming an important testing ground for a new initiative on sustainable trade and innovation aimed at overcoming accusations of environmental protectionism. The initiative encapsulates some of the conflicts ...

  • 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 ...

  • Hired metals analyser ensures remediation success

    Cognition Land and Water Ltd, a UK based remediation specialist, has hired a portable XRF metals analyser to improve the speed of remediation work at a project in London’s Kentish Town. The project had a major impact on local residents so timescales were extremely tight but Cognition’s Charlie Jarvis says “It would not have been possible to meet the deadline without the use of ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Increased demand for XRF analyser hire

    Steve Drake, NDT Market Manager at Ashtead Technology believes that XRF is one of the most important technologies in the company’s fleet of NDT and environmental testing instruments. “With a small amount of training, almost anyone can implement detailed inspections in a wide variety of applications, and with most instruments being lightweight and robust, XRF analysers are among the ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • The automotive sector`s information challenge

    Few industries face the mounting challenges and scrutiny of expanding environmental compliance requirements, ecological mandates, consumer expectations, and NGO watch groups as much as the automotive industry. The entire supply chain for the automotive industry is being affected by legislation from the EU end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) Directive that addresses the recycling, reuse and recovery of ...


    By 3E Company

  • Address critical supply chain EH&S compliance and risk management concerns

    Today, environmental issues across the supply chain are high priorities for operational risk and compliance management. Many companies are scrutinizing products such as chemicals and other hazardous materials and seeking higher standards for environmental health and safety (EH&S) regulatory compliance requirements. Given the heightened emphasis on EH&S across the business community, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Alternative energy efficient membrane bioreactor using reciprocating submerged membrane

    A novel membrane bioreactor (MBR) pilot system, using membrane reciprocation instead of air scouring, was operated at constant high flux and daily fluctuating flux to demonstrate its application under peak and diurnal flow conditions. Low and stable transmembrane pressure was achieved at 40 l/m2/h (LMH) by use of repetitive membrane reciprocation. The results reveal that the inertial forces ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improving biological phosphorus removal in membrane bioreactors – a pilot study

    With increasing water reuse applications and possible stringent regulations of phosphorus content in secondary and tertiary effluent discharge in Florida, USA, alternative technologies beyond conventional treatment processes require implementation to achieve low phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) concentrations. A pilot scale membrane bioreactor (MBR) system, operated in Florida, adopted the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 2011 Predictions for EPA`s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

    The Acta Group, L.L.C.'s (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2011 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). In short, the general trends established by the Obama Administration during the past two years are expected to continue notwithstanding the 2010 election results. At the same time, the impact of ...


    By Acta Group

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