Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS)
EU rules restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment to protect the environment and public health.
RoHS compliant components are tested for the presence of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP).
The RoHS mark located in our brochures, catalogs, and/or e-catalogs indicates the product either does not contain the ten (10) Restrictive Substances of the European Directive (2015/863/EU amends 2011/65), is less than the threshold value or, is included in the applicable exemption.
Note: RoHS mark does not indicate whether the product is CE Compliant or Non-Compliant.
|Substances||Subject Items and Application||Threshold value*1|
|1||Cadmium and its compounds||Cadmium contained in alloys with zinc content (brass, zinc, diecast, lead-free solder, etc.), plating, plastic, rubber, coating, etc.||100 ppm or less|
|Exemption||Cadmium and its compound in electrical contacts and cadmium plating except for the uses prohibited under 91/338/EEC which is a revision of the EU directive EEC||-|
|2||Lead and its compounds||Lead contained in all types of alloys, solder, all items other than the following exemptions||1000 ppm or less|
|Exemption||Lead which is alloyed with steel||3500 ppm or less|
|Lead which is alloyed with aluminum||4000 ppm or less|
|Lead which is alloyed with copper||40000 ppm or less|
|Lead used in solders which contains more than or equal to 85% of lead||-|
|3||Mercury and its compounds||Mercury contained in all items aside from small fluorescent light bulbs and straight-tube fluorescent light bulbs||1000 ppm or less|
|4||Hexavalent chromium and its compounds||All Hexavalent chromium in chromate treatment, plating, coating, etc. Chromium metal and chrome in metal alloys are exempted.||1000 ppm or less|
|5||Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)||Flame retardant||1000 ppm or less|
|6||Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)||Flame retardant||1000 ppm or less|
|7||Phthalate de bis (2-ethylhexyle) (DEHP)||Soften PVC and vinyl insulation on electrical wires||1000 ppm or less|
|8||Phthalate de benzyle et de butyle (BBP)||Soften PVC and vinyl insulation on electrical wires||1000 ppm or less|
|9||Phthalate de dibutyle (DBP)||Soften PVC and vinyl insulation on electrical wires||1000 ppm or less|
|10||Phthalate de diisobutyle (DIBP)||Soften PVC and vinyl insulation on electrical wires||1000 ppm or less|
(*1) Threshold value is, whether consciously or not, the maximum concentration value set for each homogeneous material which cannot be mechanically disjoined into different materials.
(*2) The control of the RoHS Directive 10 substances shall be applied to the products sold as RoHS compliant products and their parts.
How to check RoHS by Product
- Each product has "RoHS" information in product detail page, under Basic Information Table "RoHS" tab and,
- RoHS "green color" logo shown in each of product cover photo.
- "RoHS with 10 value" means RoHS compliant and "NIL" means RoHS non-compliant.