What is Rohs

RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products (known as EEE). All applicable products in the EU market after July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance.

What are the restricted materials mandated under RoHS?

The substances banned under RoHS are lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), and four different phthalates (DEHP, BBP, BBP, DIBP).

Why is RoHS compliance important?

The restricted materials are hazardous to the environment and pollute landfills, and are dangerous in terms of occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling.

What are the benefits of RoHS certification?

·         Competitive advantage

·         Prevention and elimination of hazardous substance in EEE

·         Better market opportunity internationally

·         Consumer safety by avoiding or restricting the use of Hazardous Substances.

·         Consumer satisfaction is achieved

·         Reduction and prevention of e- wastage of resources

·         Cost reduction by fewer recalls or damages

·         Enhancement of product quality

·         Win new businesses

Who can acquire RoHS certificate?

Electrical and electronic equipment companies directly responsible for the chemical compliance of their products.

How long does RoHS certificate valid for?

A RoHS certification is valid for five years. However, early re-certification may be required if a product undergoes significant changes in design, raw materials or sourcing procedures.

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