EU RoHS · September 29, 2019
7 types of substances are under investigation and consultation for their potential inclusion to EU RoHS list of restricted substances. These hazardous substances, which are used in various applications in electrical and electronic equipment, are: Beryllium & its compounds Cobalt Dichloride & Cobalt Sulphate Diantimony Trioxide (flame retardant) Indium Phosphide Medium Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (MCCPs) Nickel Sulphate & Nickel Sulfamate Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBP-A) (flame...
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EU RoHS · July 22, 2019
The European Union has passed the delegated Directive 2015/863 (sometimes also referred as RoHS 3), amending the annex II of Directive 2011/65/EU (also called RoHS recast) and adding 4 phthalates to the restricted substances list: BBP, DBP, DEHP and DIBP.
EU RoHS · July 12, 2019
In 2016, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published the standard IEC 63000:2016. This standard provides guidance for 'technical documentation for the assessment of electrical and electronic products with respect to the restriction of hazardous substances'. At the end of 2018, the European Union released the standard EN IEC 63000:2018, based on IEC 63000:2016 to replace the previous EU standard EN 50581:2012. EN IEC 63000:2018 has been approved by the European Committee for...

EU RoHS · July 01, 2019
On top of the European Commission's publications of February 2019 regarding exemptions for the use of lead and cadmium in electrical and electronic applications, the European Commission has modified the exemptions 6a and 6b on steel and aluminum alloys: Exemption # Description Expiration date 6a Lead as an alloying element in steel for machining purposes and in galvanized steel containing up to 0.35 % lead by weight Applies to categories 8 and 9. Expires on: — 21 July 2021 for categories 8...
EU RoHS · February 05, 2019
On top of the recent update of exemptions 6a and 6b on aluminum and steel alloys, the European Commission has published various amendments on general exemptions on the use of lead and cadmium in electrical and electronic applications. These amendments, (EU) 2019/169 to 2019/178, can be summarized as follow:

EU RoHS · March 13, 2017
The list of EU RoHS exemptions was updated in March 2017 by the European Commission. 4 new exemptions, with expiration dates, were created: 9b-I, 13b-I, 13b-II and 13b-III. Furthermore, expiration dates were added to exemptions 9b, 13a and 13b. The updated list is available here. Please contact us for more details
EU RoHS · October 04, 2016
The edition 1.0 of IEC 63000:2016 - Technical Documentation for the Assessment of Electrical and Electronic Products with Respect to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances - was published on October 4th, 2016. According to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), standard 63000:2016 specifies the technical documentation that the manufacturer compiles in order to declare compliance with the applicable substance restrictions. IEC 63000 is derived from the European standard EN...

EU RoHS · June 17, 2015
By passing delegated Directive 2015/863 (sometimes also called RoHS 3), the European Union has recently amended annex II of Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS recast) and has added 4 phthalates to the restricted substances list: DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP.