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RoHS - EU Directive


RoHS Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances (European Directive 2011/65/EU)

RoHS is aimed at reducing and preventing the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The European Directive, which replaces Directive 2002/95/EU, entered into force on 21 July 2011 and is known as RoHS II. Both versions will remain valid until 2 January 2013. All Member States, including the Netherlands, have until 2 January 2013 to transpose RoHS II into national law. The old Directive will remain in force until RoHS II is implemented.

RoHS contains a list of restricted chemical substances that may only be used in electrical and electronic equipment if they are below the given maximum concentration values tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials.

  • Lead (0.1%)
  • Mercury (0.1%)
  • Cadmium (0.01%)
  • Hexavalent chromium (0.1%)
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (0.1%)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0.1%)

ERIKS is firmly committed to meeting the requirements of the RoHS Directive. Company policy is designed to ensure that only RoHS-compliant products are sold.

Read more about European Directive 2011/65/EU here.

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