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  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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.

  • RoHS Directive: New tools to measure polybrominated flame retardants

    The European Commission's Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) has released two new certified reference materials (CRMs) to help analytical laboratories better detect two classes of flame retardants banned under the RoHS Directive. Polybrominated flame retardants are used in a wide variety of products to inhibit or resist the spread of fire, for example, paper, furniture ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • BERR invites industry views on European Commission proposals to revise the WEEE and ROHS directives

    The Department for Business has published a consultation on European Commission proposals to recast the Directives on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and the Restriction on the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment. The proposals follow the Commission's review of both the Directives. On WEEE, a major proposal is to increase the amounts ...

  • Leading Photovoltaic Companies Welcome EU's Review on the Exemption of PV from the RoHS Directive within three years

    Sandvika, December 1, 2010; Leading Photovoltaic companies continue to support the inclusion of PV in the RoHS Directive in an effort to support the safe and sustainable growth of the industry. The undersigned support the announcement by the European Commission to review the exemption for the PV industry from the Directive.The next full recast of the RoHS ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • RoHS enclosures speed your time to market (Restriction on Hazardous Substances)

    Why get bogged down with enclosures needing RoHS compliance?  Fibox has moved quickly to help you comply with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) initiative.  All Fibox USA enclosure families, in polycarbonate, ABS, aluminum, and fiberglass meet RoHS compliance.  By specifying Fibox enclosures, you speed final compliance of your market ready products. Why RoHS ...


    By FIBOX Enclosures

  • 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

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