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.

SubstancesSubject Items and ApplicationThreshold value*1
RoHS Directive 10 Substances *21Cadmium 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
ExemptionCadmium 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-
(No limit)
2Lead and its compoundsLead contained in all types of alloys, solder, all items other than the following exemptions1000 ppm or less
 ExemptionLead which is alloyed with steel3500 ppm or less
Lead which is alloyed with aluminum4000 ppm or less
Lead which is alloyed with copper40000 ppm or less
Lead used in solders which contains more than or equal to 85% of lead-
(No limit)
3Mercury and its compoundsMercury contained in all items aside from small fluorescent light bulbs and straight-tube fluorescent light bulbs1000 ppm or less
4Hexavalent chromium and its compoundsAll Hexavalent chromium in chromate treatment, plating, coating, etc. Chromium metal and chrome in metal alloys are exempted.1000 ppm or less
5Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)Flame retardant1000 ppm or less
6Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)Flame retardant1000 ppm or less
7Phthalate de bis (2-ethylhexyle) (DEHP)Soften PVC and vinyl insulation on electrical wires1000 ppm or less
8Phthalate de benzyle et de butyle (BBP)Soften PVC and vinyl insulation on electrical wires1000 ppm or less
9Phthalate de dibutyle (DBP)Soften PVC and vinyl insulation on electrical wires1000 ppm or less
10Phthalate de diisobutyle (DIBP)Soften PVC and vinyl insulation on electrical wires1000 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.