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ROHS Compliance simplified!
RoHS Compliance has been in the industry since 2003. Most electrical and electronic companies have done RoHS Compliance to address this regulation and make their products compliant. The RoHS recast has made the process of compliance stricter by adding this regulation as part of the CE mark regulation and specifying the process required for compliance. Just when you thought it was safe, there comes RoHS recast with 4 more new substances to track. Sunstream’s compliance team and consultants have years of experience in providing RoHS Compliance services, and technology for managing this regulation.
- Need assessment.
- Identify obligations.
- Develop road map.
- Develop compliance process.
- Audit the process.
- Assist in technology selection.
- Master data cleansing.
- Compliance data collection.
- RoHS Certificate of compliance with an exemption if any.
- RoHS statement (EU, china & similar).
- Chemical composition report.
Full Material Disclosure(FMD)
- Compliance maintenance.
- Converting non-compliant products to compliant.
- End to End RoHS & REACH compliance services.
- Selection of tools.
- Implementation of compliance tools.
Is your company RoHS Compliant?
The first step to know whether your company complies with the RoHS regulations is to understand its scope. A business that primarily deals with electronic and electrical items would broadly come under this directive. This directive mandates that any company that deals with products that function on electrical currents and electromagnetic fields will be a subject of this compliance. Even those companies that handle products that are used to generate, transfer, and measure such currents are also included. Any product that is beyond these two specifications will not come under this regulation.
There are certain substances that are restricted to safeguard human health and the ecosystem in general. Therefore, the objective of the RoHS Compliance is to reduce the negative effects of the following elements:
What substances are restricted in the RoHS directive?
Initially, there were six restricted substances but now it has grown to the tune of ten substances.
RoHS - 1
It was the first version of the RoHS directive. In this regulation, the following substances were restricted:
- Hexavalent chromium
- Polybrominated diphenyl ethers
- Polybrominated diphenyl
These substances were permitted only up to a level of 0.1% except cadmium which was even more restricted at 0.01%. This directive meant that any material used above the permitted levels cannot trade in the European markets. Companies may try to leverage any exempted applications if at all they choose to place their goods in the market.
RoHS Compliance got a little more stringent once the first version was withdrawn and a recast, which was named RoHS 2, came into effect. This directive had additional restricted substances, use of technical files, and other statutory requirements.
RoHS - 2
In extension to the first set of restricted materials, the following were added:
- Benzyl butyl phthalate
- Diisobutyl phthalate
- Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate
- Dibutyl phthalate
RoHS - 3
RoHS 3 is a term referring to Directive (EU) 2015/863) which is amendment to RoHS 2 (Directive 2011/65/EU) rather than a standalone Directive. RoHS 3 (EU Directive 2015/863) adds Category 11 products in to the purview and adds four new restricted substances – all of them are phthalates. These chemicals were proposed to be added chemicals when RoHS 2 came in initially. The four phthalates are mainly used as insulation plasticizers and are on the REACH list of SVHC. The expanded list for RoHS 3 is containing following chemicals additional to the ROHS2 :
- Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (0.1 %)
- Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) (0.1 %)
- Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (0.1 %)
- Di-isobutyl phthalate (DIBP) (0.1 %)
Exemptions from RoHS Compliance
Not all electronic products need to comply with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive. There are some product classifications and applications that need not conform with the RoHS compliance. Most of the military, scientific, medical, renewable energy, medical, and industrial equipment are exempt from this regulation.
In addition to this, spare parts for such equipment placed in the market before July 1st, 2006 are free from this EU directive.
You can check whether your company is exempted or fall under the purview of the regulation on the EU’s RoHS site. There you might find out the extent to which RoHS compliance is relevant to your business.
Sunstream takes cautious efforts to keep up with the requirements of the law. Our professionals render the best services for RoHS & Conflict Mineral Compliance. The approach to the process is very clear and goal-oriented. Since we have worked for numerous clients over the years, we have accumulated so much experience needed to assist you with the efficient management of RoHS Compliance at your organization.