RoHS Compliance Definition

RoHS Compliance Definition

The definition and aim of the RoHS directive is quite simple. The RoHS directive aims to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used in electronic and electronic equipment.




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The RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive is a European initiative intended to reduce the environmental impact of electrical or electronic products in the waste stream and improve the recyclability of that waste. Under RoHS, electrical and electronic products destined for sale in Europe must be free of six hazardous substances identified by the directive by July 1, 2006. This means companies that manufacture, rebrand, or import electrical or electronic equipment destined for Europe (referred to as “producers” in this overview) must take action now to ensure that their products comply with RoHS requirements by that date.

The European Union’s Directive 2002/95/EC pertains to the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

Directive 2002/95/EC simply does not apply to coated abrasive products.

You may download the directive here.

The Official Journal of the European Union

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