Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE)

RoHS 1 DIRECTIVE 2002/95/EC RoHS 2 DIRECTIVE 2011/65/EU Supersedes RoHS 1 since Jan. 2, 2013 The RoHS 2 Directive prevents all EEE placed on the European market from containing more than 0.1 % of Pb (Lead), 0.1% of Hg (Mercury), 0.01% of Cd (Cadmium), 0.1% of CrVI (Hexavalent Chromium), 0.1% of PBB (Polybrominated biphenyls) and 0.1 % of PBDE (Polybrominated diphenil ethers). Compliance of equipment with the RoHS 2 directive is required before the placement of CE mark and must be clearly mentioned in the Declaration of Conformity by the manufacturer of the equipment. The RoHS 2 requirements apply to equipment/end products that fall within the scope of the directive. Components such as EMI shielding gaskets are not covered by the scope of the directive. However, for the final product to be compliant, it is obvious that each of its components must ensure that restricted substances are within the admissible concentration values..... Read More

Date:  16-11-2015Category:  Regulation