(Follow the links above to view Ecomass Technologies’ signed RoHS Declarations)
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2011/65/EU, RoHS, short for Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union. This directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment.
On Jan 21 2016, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published its final revised version of the Administrative Measures for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products (known as China RoHS 2). The new regulation came into force on July 1, 2016.
RoHS is sometimes referred to as the “lead-free directive,” but it restricts the use of the following six substances:
- Lead (Pb)
- Mercury (Hg)
- Cadmium (Cd)
- Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+)
- Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
- Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)
It is closely linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC which sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for electrical goods and is part of a legislative initiative to solve the problem of huge amounts of toxic e-waste.
Ecomass Compounds – RoHS Compliant
Overcome your regulatory concerns in the international marketplace with Ecomass high gravity compounds. Our eco-friendly high density engineered thermoplastics are RoHS Compliant, 100% lead free and do not contain any materials considered toxic or hazardous according to the U.S. Department of Defense Listing of Toxic Chemicals, Hazardous Substances and Ozone Depleting Substances or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Hazardous Substances Priority List.