• RoHS recast - an overview

        RoHS – a recap     Key implications of the 2006 RoHS directive included restrictions on the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl and polybrominate...
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  • BSI RoHS TRUSTED KITEMARK

    Farnell became the first in the industry to gain the British Standards Institute (BSI) 'RoHS Trusted' Kitemark across all its European offices in 2006. The Kitemark is respected across the world and is a demonstration...
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  • Finding product RoHS compliance information

    Farnell has a quick and simple reference guide for displaying product RoHS compliance information.     Open the attached pdf to find out how this works.           Find out more RoH...
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  • RoHS categories 8 and 9

      Back in 2006 ERA Technology carried out a review covering Medical Devices and Monitoring and Control Instruments for the European Commission.     The RoHS Directive covered 8 of the 10 categories of...
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  • RoHS Trusted Source Kitemark Certificate

    Farnell helped the BSI define the criteria for their RoHS Trusted Source Kitemark.     This indicates that a company has the robust policies and procedures in place to comply with the RoHS Directive.  ...
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  • Halogenated Flame Retardants (HFR) - impact of regulation

    Currently the EU regulations that restrict certain halogenated flame retardants are RoHS and REACH.     RoHS currently restricts PBB and PBDE with no exemptions.   The proposed recast will not include ...
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  • Farnell approach to RoHS (and REACH) compliance

    RoHS Compliance Statements   Farnell element14’s policy is only to designate a product as RoHS compliant when we are confident that the product is fully compliant. We use a simple “Yes” and ...
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  • Farnell - RoHS certificate-of-compliance

    Farnell was the first distributor to change its order codes to guarantee RoHS compliance and also make a supporting certificate-of-compliance available at product line level on its website.   See the attached d...
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  • Tin Whiskers and RoHS: causes and prevention

      SEM image of tin whiskers taken by ERA Technology Ltd   What are tin whiskers? Whiskers are thin fibres of tin that grow apparently  spontaneously from electroplated tin surfaces Tin whiskers ...
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  • NMO Publish Producer Support Booklet

      The National Measurement Office, the UK RoHS Enforcement Authority, has published a very useful Producer Support Booklet.   The booklet, attached below, covers such topics as: Test reports Declarations...
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  • Article 2.2 RoHS debate

      Article 2.2 was discussed recently at the 3rd Stakeholder meeting of the RoHS Impact Assessment in Brussels.   Article 2.2 states that equipment added to scope as a result of the RoHS Recast (2011/65/EU)...
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  • Are cables within the scope of RoHS?

    We receive many questions around the status of various cables in respect to the RoHS Recast. This sits with the RoHS Frequently Ask Question committee at present to provide guidance. Their opinion is that HDMI, USB ...
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  • Germany to work with EC on RoHS2 exemptions

    The Öko-Institut and Fraunhofer IZM will be working with the European Commission on a technical review of the requests for exemption from substance restrictions of the RoHS2. The consultation period will run unti...
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  • RoHS Recast (RoHS2) - new FAQ document

    Many of you will remember the original RoHS Frequently Ask Questions document that was published several years ago by the European Commission. The RoHS Recast (RoHS2) FAQ document will seek to address many questions ...
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  • Goodbye to ad-hoc RoHS symbols

    Since 2006 there have been many unofficial RoHS symbols highlighting compliance. From RoHS compliant, to lead-free to Pb-free, probably because there was no official symbol for European RoHS. However, the RoHS Recas...
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  • RoHS Recast - new products

    The European Commission has begun its work on the RoHS impact study being carried out on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive (2011/65/EU)  in electrical and electronic equipment. As part of t...
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  • Requests for new exemptions

    20 exemption requests have been submitted under the RoHS Directive, mainly involving lead and cadmium, for Medical (category 8) and Monitoring Instruments (category 9). Consultants Oko Institut seeks stakeholder views...
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  • RoHS Recast - the full text

    For those of you who would like a copy of the full RoHS Recast (RoHS2) text that was published in the Official Journal of the European Union early July, and became law shortly afterwards, please refer to the attachm...
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  • RoHS 2 e-book: includes revised exemptions list

      31st December saw the expiration of a number of RoHS exemptions - our updated RoHS Directive e-book offers you a comprehensive list of the exemptions list as it stands on 1st January.   Be sure that none...
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  • Don't miss out! Free RoHS2 webinar

    Only a few days left to register for element14's Innovation Series webinar 'How design engineers can meet the new global challenges of the RoHS Directive'.   In this short webinar, Gary Nevison Head of Legislat...
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