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  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Agilent Technologies announces compliance with RoHS Directive Company advances sustainability goals

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that the majority of its electronic test and measurement products are now designed for compliance with the European Union’s restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Commonly referred to as RoHS, the European directive bans the sale of equipment containing more than the agreed level of ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Cost Effective Support for RoHS compliance: A New Innov-X Initiative

    Woburn, MA--- To help US manufacturers’ efforts to meet the new European Union RoHS Directives, Innov-X Systems has launched a low-cost rental program for portable XRF analyzers. XRF testing supports due diligence standards defined by several EU enforcement agencies. Companies faced with RoHS compliance may rent at reduced rates and apply 100% of rental fees toward purchase for up to the first ...


    By Olympus

  • PANalytical spectrometers support compliance with RoHS, WEEE, ELV and other environmental legislations

    Almelo, the Netherlands, February 2007. PANalytical’s comprehensive range of XRF systems and reference standards enable industry to meet the challenges set by the new EU RoHS and WEEE directives and to monitor levels of regulated substances covered by other important environmental legislation such as ELV (End-of-Life Vehicles directive) and the EU packaging directive (EPD) as well as emerging ...


    By PANalytical

  • Varian medical systems uses SAP to support sustainability and compliance with REACH and RoHS

    With increasing public scrutiny and regulations regarding product safety and sustainability, manufacturers are taking the initiative to ensure they are protecting the health of both their consumers and the environment. Varian Medical Systems, a leading manufacturer of medical devices, is one such company that embarked on a mission to understand the chemical ...

  • Handheld XRF Instrument Supports The Healthcare Industry Compliance with RoHS

    A large global multinational company in the healthcare industry chooses Oxford Instruments handheld XRF instruments for improved quality control and RoHS compliance. A large major international healthcare organization has decided to be proactive with regards to RoHS compliance, despite the fact that medical devices have been given an exemption until 2014 from RoHS compliance law. To ensure their ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • 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, ...


  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Thermo Adds Revolutionary Small-Spot Focus Capabilities to its Industry-Leading NITON Portable XRF Analyzer for RoHS Compliance

    Billerica, MA (October 9 2006) - Thermo Electron Corporation, world leader in analytical instrumentation, announces the release of its new NITON XLt 797X portable analyzer. Achieving revolutionary small sample analysis capability, this XLt 797X portable analyzer has been designed to meet the increasingly challenging needs of customers in the electronics industry. Featuring a significantly ...

  • Papros Inc. announces AJAX based Obsolescence Management for eco-compliance in meeting RoHS regulations

    San Jose, CA - Papros Inc. announces a new product for Obsolescence Management which is an AJAX web client that can access product data across internet and intranets using the latest in web technology. This product supplements Papros Inc.’s MRPRO software. A very easy-to-use program, MRPRO prepares a Product Material Content Report in conformance with WEEE, RoHS (EU, China, California etc.), EIA, ...


  • Olympus Introduces the Xpert for Consumer/RoHS, a Compact & Transportable XRF Analyzer for Regulatory Compliance Programs

    Olympus is pleased to announce the release of a compact and transportable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer optimized for Consumer Product and RoHS regulatory compliance programs. It has a well-lit, viewable sample chamber, touch button operation, integrated camera, and a selectable analysis spot size. Action levels for Consumer Products and/or RoHS regulations are preprogrammed for Pass/Fail ...


    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.

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