RoHS (Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances) Directive 2002/95/EC WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive 2002/96/EC
As of July 2006, certain substances used in electrical and electronic products sold in the EU market will be limited. These substances are cadmium, mercury, lead, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE). These limits are defined in RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC and WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC. Their restricted values are as follows:
• Lead (Lead and its compounds) is not allowed to exceed 0.1% by weight
• Cd (Cadmium and its compounds) is not allowed to exceed 0.01% weight
• Mercury (Mercury and its compounds) is not allowed to exceed 0.1% by weight
• Chromium VI (hexavalent chromium) is not allowed to exceed 0.1% by weight
• PBB and PBDE, each can be no more than 0.1% by weight
The RoHS Directive covers many industries, including household appliances, consumer electronics, information technology equipment, leisure and sports equipment, toys, lighting products, electric tools, automatic machines, etc. As a leading conformity services provider in industrial and electrical products and chemical sectors, Eurofins Product Testing has designed a range of services that enable clients to personalize a service portfolio according to their own needs to better and more effectively comply with the RoHS Directive.。
RoHS Testing Service
1. Material & Component Test
By using the wet chemistry method, this test helps verify the compliance of RoHS for raw materials, components, parts and sub-assemblies. The precise method adopted according to IEC 62321 provides important information for building a Technical Construction File.
2. RoHS Compliance Testing on finished products
Precise and detailed testing is conducted against each homogenous product part to determine full RoHS compliance, including six restricted substances through combined XRF screening and/or the wet chemistry method.
3. RoHS Quick Verification on Finished Products and Mass Production
This test is conducted against high-risk components in finished products to verify RoHS compliance through combined XRF screening and the wet chemistry method. This can fulfill both the economic and speed pursuit requisition.
4. RoHS TCF (Technical Construction File)
Products destined for Europe must be prepared with a technical file to support compliance with the RoHS Directive. Our TCF service which assist clients to meet this requirement includes:
• Reviewing the accuracy, sufficiency, validity, as well as relevance of the documentation of the supplier's test report.
• Combining information obtained and verified into the technical documents according to the constructions of the product.
• Identify and rectify missing documentation or information in the design or engineering stage of the product.