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RoHS Compliance Screening

What is RoHS?

RoHS is the Restriction of use of Hazardous Substances and is a legal directive aimed at removing six hazardous elements from electrical and electronic equipment. The hazardous elements of concern here are Pb, Hg, Cr6+, Cd and Br containing compounds PBB and PBDE (or lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, cadmium and polybrominated biphenyls and diphenyl ethers). In the EU, under EU Directive 2002/95/EC, the levels of of lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB and PBDE’s must be below 1000 ppm and cadmium below 100 ppm.

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Who does it affect?

You are affected if you are a manufacturer, seller, distributor or importer/exporter of electrical and electronic equipment.

Some examples of products affected include:

This is not an exhaustive list and there are exceptions.

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What needs to be done?

A company that is affected by the directive needs to prove that their products are compliant which can be demonstrated in several ways. One route is to bring screening ‘in-house’ giving complete control over the process, the costs and providing immediate feedback on results (no more waiting for the testing laboratories). With the use of an x-ray fluorescence analyser (XRF) and setting up the necessary procedures you can implement your own screening programme.

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What could happen if your product is found non-compliant?

If one of your products is found to contain a critical amount of a banned substance then your product could be banned from the market place, your company could be fined and face product recalls seriously affecting your reputation.

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