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Ensuring On-going Compliance with the RoHS Directive

Posted by J. Gieseke on Apr 29, 2015 9:32:55 AM

Fundamentally, RoHS restricts six substances: 4 heavy metals (lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium) and two flame-retardants (PBBs and PBDEs). The concentration limits for all these substances is .1% of any homogenous material – except for cadmium (.01%). Despite the fact that RoHS only applies to electrical and electronic equipment (EEE ) placed on the EU market, it has been highly influential in pushing similar (but NOT identical) requirements in many other geographies.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Regulatory, RoHS


 

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