The RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) restricts the use of certain hazardous substances commonly used in the manufacturing of electronic equipment and requires producers of electronic equipment to reduce the concentration of these hazardous materials which include:
- Lead (Pb)
- Mercury (Hg)
- Cadmium (Cd)
- Hexavalent Chromium (Cr)
- Polybrominated Biphenyis (PBB)
- Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)
The RoHS directive states that as of July the 1st 2006, electrical and electronic equipment manufacturers must eliminate the use of all the above materials. Although RoHS is a European Union (EU) Directive, manufacturers of EEE outside Europe must also abide by this legislation if the equipment they produced is ultimately imported into an EU member state.
Quarndon certifies that products sold to EU member states meet the requirements of the RoHS Directive when applicable. Where products are manufactured outside the EU and do not comply with the RoHS Directive this will be clearly identified on the individual technical data sheets for each product.