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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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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, ...


  • 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.

  • 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

  • Rigaku NEX CG EDXRF application note: chlorine & RoHS elements in polyethylene

    Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc. is pleased to publish a new application report for the advanced Rigaku NEX CG EDXRF with Cartesian Geometry. This Application Note #1033 shows performance for the elemental analysis of Cl and elements regulated by RoHS in plastics. Analysis is shown for polyethylene. Empirical calibration summary and detection limits are shown and instrument repeatability is ...

  • 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

  • AEM expands REACH training program to cover Conflict Minerals and RoHS rules

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) will expand its REACH regulatory-compliance training program to help members and the industry also comply with equally complex Conflict Minerals and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) rules. “Because members are requesting REACH and RoHS data at the same time from suppliers, they would like to offer training on both at the same time ...

  • Free Webinar - WEEE, RoHS & Energy Efficiency in South America 2016

    This free webinar will provide attendees with a comprehensive update on new and changing regulations concerning WEEE, RoHS and energy efficiency in South America. Presenter: Keith Ripley, Temas Actuales On Tuesday May 17th, 2016. ...


    By Compliance and Risks

  • 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

  • Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Offers Complete RoHS and WEEE Compliance Testing Systems - Producers exporting to Europe and China can assess, attain, and maintain compliance with new environmental regulations

    Untitled Document Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc., one of the leading developers of analytical instrumentation in the U.S., announces the availability of a complete range of analytical instruments to ...

  • BOMcheck celebrates more than 1 million RoHS and REACH material declarations by over 3,100 suppliers

    BOMcheck is an industry collaboration led by Philips, Siemens, GE, Osram, Sony Mobile, Schneider Electric, Toshiba, Agfa, Texas Instruments and TE Connectivity to share one web database to manage supply chain compliance with the EU REACH Regulation, RoHS Directive and other regulated substances in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Most of these companies also play a ...


    By ENVIRON

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