Understanding RoHS and Who is Responsible for Compliance

Posted by Polymer Technologies on 1/5/16 9:30 AM

What is RoHS Compliance?

RoHS, which stands for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive, is a European Union directive restricting the use of specific hazardous substances in certain electronic and electrical equipment. These substances are considered hazardous to the environment and are particularly dangerous in terms of occupational exposure during the manufacture and recycling stages of equipment. With its implementation on July 1, 2006, the directive restricts the use of the use of the following substances:

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Topics: Compliance, RoHS