Ecodesign · March 01, 2021
The European Union published the Regulation 2019/2021 with specific environmental requirements for various types of electronic displays, such as TVs, monitors, and digital signage displays.
REACH · January 05, 2021
The ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) is building the SCIP Online Database to improve the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) reporting transparency. SCIP stands for Substances of Concern In articles, as such, or in complex objects (Products). Here is the timeframe of the SCIP Database implementation: Autumn 2019: launch of a user test group and a stakeholder workshop at ECHA (preliminary date 12 November) Early 2020: launch of the prototype version of the database July 2020: deadline for...

Conflict Minerals · January 01, 2021
The European Union published on May 19th, 2017 the Conflict Minerals ban regulation # 2017/821. Similar to the US Dodd-Frank act and according to article 1(1), the idea is to ‘’curtail opportunities for armed groups and security forces to trade tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold.’’ Due diligence obligations apply to upstream companies (i.e. mining companies, raw material traders, smelters and refiners) as well as downstream companies that import metal-stage products. This...
Marking · July 01, 2020
From July 1st, 2020, the voluntary German GS-Mark requires new evaluation and specifications for the restriction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), such as Benzo[a]pyrene. Among other things, new consumer products for children will fall into the scope. More details are available on standard AfPS GS 2019:01 PAK Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Ecodesign · March 01, 2020
According to the European regulation 2019/424, new energy consumption and resource efficiency measures apply to most servers and data storage equipment typically used in data centers and offices.
REACH · January 16, 2020
4 new REACH substances were added to the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list on January 16, 2020:

WEEE · January 01, 2020
Ever tried to register and report your electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in various EU Member State? If so, as a producer, you've certainly faced multiple registration and reporting formats from a Member State to another. This burdensome administrative implementation has jeopardized the efficiency of the WEEE 2012/19/EU Directive over the years. Fortunately, the Regulation 2019/290 establishing a single format for registration and reporting of producers of electrical and electronic...
RoHS Other · December 20, 2019
President Donald Trump signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on December 20, 2019, and approved a military budget of USD $738 billion. Interestingly enough, the bill includes a $5 million found for R&D on lead-free electronics in aerospace, defense and high-performance (ADHP) applications. Section 703 of that bill covers ‘lead level screening and testing for children’. The Pb-free Electronics Risk Management (PERM) Council aims to coordinate activities between the...

Enviropass' Activities · December 16, 2019
REACH · November 18, 2019
682 different products - including electronic devices, wires, cables, plastics and rubbers - have recently been inspected via a Forum pilot enforcement project among 405 companies across 15 EU countries. The outcome of the inspections has revealed that 12% of these products contained at least one REACH Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) above the 0.1% declaration threshold. The manufacturers of 88% of these products could not provide the name of these SVHC down the supply chain, despite...

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