RoHS Certification

The EU, RoHS directive 2002/95/EC restricts the use of lead and other potentially hazardous substances including cadmium, mercury and chromium VI, amongst others, in electrical and electronic products. RoHS limits these substances to 0.1% or 1,000ppm (except for cadmium, which is limited to 0.01% or 100ppm) by weight of homogenous material.

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 chemical experts help you mitigate the risk of non-compliance to global and national restricted substances regulations.

RoHS specifies maximum levels for the following six restricted materials:

  • Lead (Pb): < 1000 ppm
  • Mercury (Hg): < 100 ppm
  • Cadmium (Cd): < 100 ppm
  • Hexavalent Chromium: (Cr VI) < 1000 ppm
  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE): < 1000 ppm
  • Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB): < 1000 ppm

RoHS Compliance

WEEE (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment) is a directive that controls how electric and electronic equipment is handled and recycled. Most businesses that must ensure RoHS compliance must also ensure WEEE compliance as well.

The RoHS directive aims to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used in electronic and electronic equipment.

Any RoHS compliant component is tested for the presence of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).

Services offered by our chemical network include:

  • RoHS testing & verification services
  • RoHS certification mark
  • RoHS certificate of conformity
  • IECEE HS reporting
  • Verification of RoHS conformity
  • REACH: SVHC testing
  • WEEE consultancy
  • Green inspection
  • Chemical testing