The RoHS2 Directive, 2011/65/EU, restricts the use of lead and other potentially hazardous substances including Cadmium, Mercury Chromium VI, PBBs and PBDEs contained in electrical and electronic products. RoHS limits these substances to 0.1% or 1,000 ppm (except for cadmium, which is limited to 0.01% or 100 ppm) by weight of homogenous material.
On June 4, 2015, Directive 2011/65/EU was amended by Directive 2015/863 to add 4 new phthalates increasing the total number of restricted substances to 10. Products included in categories 1 through 7 and 10 and 11 need to comply by July 22, 2019. Products in categories 8 and 9 need to comply by July 22, 2021.
The EU RoHS directive is closely linked to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC which sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for electrical goods.
Similar regulations exist in other areas of the world including China, Japan, South Korea, USA, Norway and Turkey. Our in-house experts help you mitigate the risk of non-compliance to global and national restricted substances regulations.
Services offered by our team at Market Now include:
- RoHS testing & verification services
- RoHS process certification mark
- CE RoHS
- RoHS Compliance Assessment Service using BOMcheck.net
- Verification of RoHS conformity
- REACH: SVHC testing and SVHC High Risk Screening
- WEEE consultancy
- Green inspection
- Chemical testing
To find out more about our RoHS services, book a meeting today!