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  • California RoHS exemptions

    TVs and computers containing certain amounts of hazardous substances are banned from sale in California. But there are exemptions for certain video displays incorporated in other products. California RoHS has been plagiarized by (or is influencing) other American states in their effort to enforce environmental legislation for electronic products. The Electronic Waste Recycling Act (EWRA) is a ...


  • EP approves RoHS recast

    On November 24, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) overwhelmingly approved the proposed recast of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, which restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment (EEE). The RoHS Directive currently lists six materials as being restricted: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, ...


    By Acta Group

  • Rapid screening for RoHS compliance

    The new xSORT hand-held XRF analyser from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments is the ideal tool for the rapid screening of electronic components and products to check for the presence of substances banned under the RoHS regulations and for screening other material of environmental concern. It is also perfect for screening for lead in a variety of consumer products from paints to toys. XRF (X-ray ...

  • The road to RoHS compliance

    Compliance with RoHS depends on many things, like the size of your company or whether you are a manufacturer or importer. Here is some advice on how to go about it. Many companies take enforcement too light-headedly, meaning that the compliance process is too wide and extensive. The CE-marking and other labels will of course contribute to promote brands and products which are performing well ...


  • Delay to expect in US RoHS proposal

    A proposal for US legislation that resembles EU RoHS is aimed at amending the country's Toxic Substances Control Act. Its focus is on the EU RoHS substances and this renders cause for doubt as to when and if such a law can be passed in the US. It is called the Environmental Design of Electrical Equipment and it would, if adopted, be a first effort to harmonize state laws in the USA. HR 2420, ...


  • Chinese Ministry Releases RoHS Proposal

    The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) proposed amending the Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) on June 4, 2012. The proposed revisions would align the definition of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with the European Union's (EU) RoHS Directive; clarify the definition of hazardous substances; provide ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Chinese Ministry Releases RoHS Proposal

    The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) proposed amending the Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) on June 4, 2012. The proposed revisions would align the definition of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with the European Union's (EU) RoHS Directive; clarify the definition of hazardous substances; provide ...


    By Acta Group

  • European Parliament Approves RoHS Recast

    On November, the European Parliament (EP) overwhelmingly approved the proposed recast of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, which restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment (EEE). The RoHS Directive currently lists six materials as being restricted: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, and ...


    By Acta Group

  • Swedish Chemicals Agency: amended RoHS will be limited!

    The Swedish Chemicals Agency believes that the proposal for revision will reduce the extent of the RoHS directive. The Chemicals Agency considers that there is a need to clarify the scope of the RoHS directive, thereby reducing the administrative burden and legal uncertainty for companies and authorities. The Chemicals Agency considers that the extent of the legislation in the form proposed, in ...


  • One RoHS, one REACH, one WEEE

    Calls for global harmonization of environmental legislation are in vain. Those affected by the laws already act in relation of the strictest of the RoHS, REACH and WEEE regulations, independently of its nationality. Even if electronics producers could design their products for each market with compliance to that market’s environmental legislation in mind, this is not financially fruitful. So ...


  • Nordic product checks reveal RoHS breaches

    Danish environmental protection agency (EPA) inspectors monitoring compliance with EU rules restricting hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) last year found that three out of 24 toys examined contained lead banned under the rules. The products – remote-controlled model aircraft – were accompanied by documentation allegedly certifying that they were RoHS compliant, ...

  • German and Austrian chambers: ‘WEEE and RoHS must be harmonised!’

    The procedures of WEEE and RoHS should be common to all European member states and include exemptions for small to medium-sized enterprises. This is stated by German and Austrian commerce chambers in a joint statement. Deutsche Industrie- und Handelskammertag and Wirtschaftskammer Österreich state that he European Commission’s draft amendment of WEEE and RoHS should include exemptions on the ...


  • Stay in the Know: RoHS Exemptions Analyzed [WEBINAR]

    Understanding exemptions is an integral part of complying with the RoHS Directive. Under RoHS, exemptions allow companies to use certain substances in specific situations which would otherwise be restricted. There are over 100 exemptions currently listed within the directive, each with its own expiry date. On July 27th at 1 PM EST, join Assent Compliance for a ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • SGS Laboratories assures Waterlogic product RoHS compliance

    Waterlogic has recently completed a rigorous review phase of its products by completing tests in line with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) directive. The testing was undertaken by the internationally recognised SGS Laboratories in Shanghai and covered key Waterlogic components. Waterlogic is pleased to announce that all items tested fully complied with all RoHS ...


    By Waterlogic International Ltd

  • PANalytical’s XRF range supports RoHS/WEEE compliance

    PANalytical’s extensive range of X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometers and reference standards provides elemental analysis of heavy metals in a wide variety of materials, including plastics, polymers, metals, brass, solder and wire. These advanced systems are enabling industry to meet the new challenges of stringent EU directives such as RoHS, WEEE and ELV. PANalytical systems support compliance ...


    By PANalytical

  • RoHS Compliant? Portable XRF can help.

    Innov-X SMTA Exhibit to Focus on Lead Free & RoHS Compliance Recent studies indicate that up to 50% of supplier certifications state products are RoHS compliant, yet they fail to pass testing. Learn how using X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) to screen components, parts and PCB’s will help with compliance for the growing demands of international RoHS* Directives. It’s guaranteed to make a visit to ...


    By Olympus

  • Software Enables Rapid Screening for RoHS Compliance

    Software enables rapid screening of electronics systems, PC boards, plastic parts and components for RoHS compliance. Innov-X Systems has extended its leadership in X-ray fluorescence (XRF) technology with the release of new RoHS-Star software to assist manufacturers in complying with the European Union's Restriction on hazardous substances (RoHS) Directive. The new software enables rapid ...


    By Olympus

  • Joint Venture Announced in RoHS Test Solution

    Buffalo, NY – Xenemetrix Inc and Eastern Applied Research Inc have agreed to proceed with the co-development of a new X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer that will meet the requirements of RoHS compliance testing needs. In addition to RoHS analysis, the analyzer will provide full qualitative and quantitative analysis of elements from Flourine (F) through Fermium (Fm). While Xenemetrix does ...


    By Xenemetrix Ltd.

  • Stay in the Know: RoHS Exemptions Analyzed [WEBINAR]

    Understanding exemptions is an integral part of complying with the RoHS Directive. Under RoHS, exemptions allow companies to use certain substances in specific situations which would otherwise be restricted. There are over 100 exemptions currently listed within the directive, each with its own expiry date. On July 27th at 1 PM EST, join Assent Compliance for a webinar hosted by ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • New Innov-X Initiative to Aid RoHS compliance

    Woburn, MA---A Simpler Path to RoHS* Compliance--Innov-X Systems wants to help manufacturers and component suppliers build a simple yet effective RoHS Compliance program. How? They now offer a low-cost trial XRF rental program for EMS’s, OEM’s, and CM’s, to put them at ease with testing and inspection- without having to make a large financial commitment. In addition, with this approach 100% of ...


    By Olympus

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