RoHS and WEEE Directives
These new European Directives introduce new environmental responsibilities for electrical and electronics equipment manufacturers. The RoHS (Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances) directive, part of the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive, is due to come into force on July 1, 2006.
The RoHS directive effectively regulates the use of certain chemicals, these are defined as :
- Lead (Pb: 0,1% weight Max)
- Cadmium (Cd: 0,01% weight Max)
- Mercury (Hg : 0,1% weight Max)
- Hexavalent Chromium (Cr VI+ : 0,1% weight Max)
- Polybrominated Biphenyl (PBB - flame retardant : 0,1% weight Max)
- Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE - flame retardant : 0,1% weight Max)
SOURIAU is currently taking action with the objective of meeting the requirement of this directive as soon as possible. You can already check in the below compliance matrix the status of some of our products.
Are you concerned with this European Directive ?
- Derogation list per application : download file
- Derogation list per hazardous substances : download the pdf file
For further information please contact us at : ContactROHS@souriau.com
Access to the official legislation
- Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
- Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
- Directive 2003/108/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 December 2003 amending Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).