The “Restriction of Hazardous Substances” Directive citation 2002/95/EC, commonly known as “RoHS” restricts the use of certain hazardous substances commonly used in the manufacturing of electronic equipment and requires producers of electronic equipment to reduce the concentration of these hazardous materials which include:
- Hexavalent Chromium
- Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB)
- Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)
The RoHS directive states that as of July 1, 2006, electrical and electronic equipment manufacturers must eliminate the use of all of the above materials. Although RoHS is a European Union (EU) Directive, manufacturers of EEE outside Europe must also abide by this legislation if the equipment they produce is ultimately imported into an EU member state.
To the best of our knowledge, all standard Queensgate Instrument products currently in production, with the exception of the electronic ceramic parts (e.g.piezoelectric devices, DPT’s) are in compliance with the requirements of RoHs Directive.
Electronic ceramic parts are exempt from the materials restrictions as a RoHS-conformant version is not available (see Annex of the RoHs Directive).