• Component status

    Hi, I`m wondering where I could find  component status info ( active/not recommeded for new designs/discontinuited)  during ordering of it ? Best, Gregor
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  • What if RoHS becomes a CE mark directive?

    Module A from 768/2008 is the self-declaration procedure required for CE directives. This regulation affects the format of all new CE directives and so RoHS will be the first but it is likely that all CE directives wi...
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  • Latest RoHS exemptions list

    Working with consultants ERA Technology we can provide an update on the status of RoHS exemptions (attached).   Find out more global legislation information.   Register with element14 to be able to receiv...
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  • WEEE recast update

    The latest predictions for the release of the final WEEE recast Directive from the European Council suggest that it will enter into force this autumn. Findings from a recent BIS meeting suggest that the 10 category sc...
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  • RoHS recast - any questions?

    The RoHS recast will be published into the Official Journal (OJ) of the European Union shortly (expected during June). Whether it be scope, new product categories, open scope, substances, exclusions or the status o...
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  • Proposed WEEE recast

       The Council of the EU has proposed that the WEEE Directive should apply to:   + The original 10 categories for 6 years (after entry into force) on a "closed" scope basis   + Then streamlined...
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  • Progress made on WEEE standards

    The WEEE forum, which represents 39 electronic waste collection schemes across Europe, has approved proposed standards for the collection, sorting, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of electronic and ele...
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  • RoHS exemption changes in 2011-time to check impact?

    2011 will witness several changes to the list of RoHS exemptions. Exemptions 19, 20 and 21 will expire on 1 June. Until 31 December there had been no limitation of use on 1a, 1b, 1e, 2a1, 2a2, 2a3, 2a5, 2b3, 2b4, 3a,...
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  • Update on WEEE Recast

    The Directive on Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) aims to increase the re-use, recycling and recovery of waste from a variety of consumer products Electrical and electronic equipment constitute o...
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  • RoHS recast update from BIS - any questions?

    The Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) gave an update on the proposed RoHS (and WEEE) recast in London on August 3rd. See the summary attached and if you have any questions please use the Ask the Ex...
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  • EC proposals on battery capacity

    The European Commission (EC) has circulated its proposals for the capacity marking of rechargeable, or secondary, portable batteries. Currently there are no proposals for capacity labelling of primary batteries and th...
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  • China RoHS and the EU exemptions

    Back in March 2007 phase one of the so called “China RoHS” Directive was implemented, on time.This declaration period required labelling and information on up to 1800 Electronic Information Products. Pollu...
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  • Three RoHS Exemptions Expired on 1st June

    On the 1st 2011 three RoHS Exemptions expired.     Namely Exemptions     19: Lead with PbBiSn-Hg and PbInSn-Hg in specific compositions as main amalgam and with PbSn-Hg as auxiliary amalgam in ve...
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  • RoHS recast adopted

    The RoHS recast has been finalised and adopted by the Council of Ministers and the European Union. The Council accepted the amendments previously adopted by the European Parliament late last year and the recast is now...
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  • Five Substances added to the REACH Registry of Intentions

    The following 5 substances have recently been notified to the REACH Registry of Intentions   Chloroethylene (Vinyl chloride) 1,2-Dichloroethane; ethylene dichloride   Both submitted by Slovakia   And ...
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  • REACH notification of SVHCs due from 1 June

    From 1 June 2011, under the REACH Regulations, producers and importers of articles have a legal obligation to notify the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) if any Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) included in the Ca...
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  • Battery directive update

    The EU Batteries Directive has been in force since 2008 and manufacturers, suppliers and importers should be complying. There are also legal requirements in many other countries as well as regulations for shipping ba...
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  • Guide to Batteries Directive

    The European Union (EU) adopted the “Batteries Directive” (91/157/EEC) in March 1991. This introduced restrictions on the use of mercury in most batteries and encouraged collection and recycling. However, ...
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  • Guide to UK WEEE and Battery Regulations

    Understanding the various responsibilies and how to comply with the UK WEEE and Battery Directives can often be confusing. To help I have prepared the brief report (attached) that aims to simplify both. Please forw...
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  • ErP eco-design directive

    SeveraL new studies are about to start. Attached is a simple to follow guide on the latest status of the Energy related Products (previously known as Energy using Products) Directive.     Find out more g...
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