Manufacturers, retailers and suppliers of electrical and electronic products must comply with different regulations about the Restriction of Hazardous Substances relevant to their end market.
What is RoHS?
The RoHS2 Directive, 2011/65/EU, restricts the use of lead and other potentially hazardous substances including Cadmium, Mercury Chromium VI, PBBs and PBDEs contained in electrical and electronic products. RoHS limits these substances to 0.1% or 1,000 ppm (except for cadmium, which is limited to 0.01% or 100 ppm) by weight of homogenous material.
On June 4, 2015, Directive 2011/65/EU was amended by Directive 2015/863 to add 4 new phthalates increasing the total number of restricted substances to 10. Products included in categories 1 through 7 and 10 and 11 need to comply by July 22, 2019. Products in categories 8 and 9 need to comply by July 22, 2021.
With 28 accredited RoHS labs worldwide TTS is your ideal partner to achieve compliance.
The EU RoHS directive is closely linked to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC which sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for electrical goods.
Similar regulations exist in other areas of the world including China, Japan, South Korea, USA, Norway and Turkey. Our chemical experts help you mitigate the risk of non-compliance to global and national restricted substances regulations.
Services offered by our chemical network include:
(1) RoHS testing & verification services
(2) CE RoHS
(3) RoHS Compliance Assessment Service using BOMcheck.net
(4) Verification of RoHS conformity
(5) REACH: SVHC testing and SVHC High Risk Screening
(6) Chemical testing
With a global network of labs and more than 1,00 specialists in the field our testing can ensure that you have the requisite industry data for a restricted substances compliance declaration to be granted.
To find out more about our RoHS services, contact us today.
Increasing regulation on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment places responsibility on manufacturers, retailers and suppliers to prove that their products comply.
Third party RoHS testing from TTS enables you to ensure compliance to the relevant EU RoHS directive.
All new products need to be monitored for the concentration of restricted substances including, lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (Cr), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE).
Your challenge is to ensure that no product exceeds the RoHS limits of 0.1% or 1,000ppm (except for cadmium, which is limited to 0.01% or 100ppm) by weight of homogenous material. We offer different ways of testing:
Non destructive analysis
We use several non destructive XRF (X-Ray Florescence) methods.
Wet chemical analysis
If high levels of restricted substances are found further tests may be carried out using wet chemical analysis. This restricted substances testing method offers accurate results and verifies any anomalies found during XRF analysis.
We can get a quick indication of the presence of hazardous substances and their location within the product with XRF screening. This testing method is particularly suited to gaining a quick overview of the end product.