RoHS and WEEE Directives

These European Directives introduced environmental responsibilities for electrical and electronics equipment manufacturers. The RoHS (Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances) regulation (Directive 2002/95/EC) came into force July 2006. The WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) regulation (Directive 2002/96/EC), came into force January 2007.

The RoHS directive effectively bans the use of certain chemicals, these are defined as:

  • Lead
  • Cadmium
  • Mercury
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Polybrominated Biphenyl (PBB) - flame retardant
  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) - flame retardant (including Deca BDE)

Elektron Technology has taken action to ensure all standard products meet the requirements of this directive. All packing carries RoHS compliance information as conformation.

PDF Declaration regarding RoHS Regulations. PDF File.

Page updated: 6 November, 2014