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Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances

RoHS Systems | RoHS FAQ
  1. What is RoHS?
  2. What are the substances referred to in the RoHS directive?
  3. What is the difference between lead-free and RoHS compliant?
  4. What are the benefits of the RoHS directive?
  5. What is Unicomp's approach to the RoHS issues?

 

  1. Q. What is RoHS?

    A. The European Union (EU) Directive on the Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances. This bans the use of certain substances in electrical and electronic equipment products placed on the European market after July 1 2006.

  2. Q. What are the substances referred to in the RoHS directive?

    A. Cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), hexavalent chromium (Cr (VI)), polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and lead (Pb).

  3. Q. What is the difference between lead-free and RoHS compliant?

    A. While lead (Pb) is the most widely used toxic substance in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), the term "lead-free" is often wrongly adopted to refer to all of the substances specified in the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. However, RoHS restricts a total of six substances. To be truly compliant with this legislation, the presence of each of these substances must be reduced below their proposed maximum concentration values (MCV).

  4. Q. What are the benefits of the RoHS directive?

    A. The extraction of these raw materials and their eventual disposal can cause damage to both the environment in terms of pollution, as well as to human health from occupational exposure and exposure following disposal. The removal of these materials from production will reduce the health risks of exposure, particularly for children, the elderly and pregnant women.

  5. Q. What is Unicomp's approach to the RoHS issues?

    A. Due to concerns about the environmental impact of hazardous substances used in electrical products, Unicomp Laboratories is implementing a transition to Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliance. It generally sets the same limits for the six RoHS substances as currently specified by the EU legislation. Unicomp wishes to protect and improve the environment wherever possible and so fully supports this reduction of toxic substances that could reach the environment when such equipment is disposed of in landfill sites.


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