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EU-RoHS・CHINA-RoHS

Adjustment for hazardous materials (EU-RoHS and CHINA-RoHS)

Today, the disruption of the global environment has been taken up as a serious issue for human beings and a mission for its safeguard has become all the important. We, at KOA, started active management of chemical substances included in our products, and complied with EU RoHS Directive in July of 2006 and IT Products Pollution Control Act in the People’s Republic of China (Chinese RoHS) in March of 2007. “Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals” has further been enforced in June of 2007 as a new chemical regulation in Europe. Social demand to environmental statutes is increasing like this, and we are actively addressing to the compliance with these laws and regulations.
In addition to the compliance, we are also advancing various activities such as halogen-free specifications to reduce hazardous substances and certification as a laboratory according to ISO/IEC 17025.

(1) What is EU-RoHS?

(RoHS), has been enforced on July 1 of 2006 requiring the usage restriction of following six hazardous substances in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market.
This directive was amended on 8 June 2011, to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and each EU member state must adopt it into national law by 2 January 2013.
RoHS 2002/95/EC before the amendment is replaced by RoHS 2011/65/EU where the restricted materials or maximum concentration value remain unchanged.

● Lead (0.1wt%)
● Mercury (0.1wt%)
● Cadmium (0.01wt%)
● Hexavalent Chromium (0.1wt%)  
● PBBs (Polybrominated biphenyls) (0.1wt%)
● PBDEs (Polybrominated diphenyl ethers) (0.1wt%)

※ The percentage in parentheses shows the maximum concentration value in the homogeneous material. The restriction of applications in the annex in the directive is exempted. KOA’s products applicable with this exemption to EU RoHS are as follows (as of September, 2012):

● Copper alloy containing up to 4% lead by weight  
● Lead in high melting temperature type solders (i.e. lead-based alloys containing 85% by weight or more lead)  
● Electrical and electronic components containing lead in a glass or ceramic other than dielectric ceramic in capacitors, e.g. piezoelectronic devices, or in a glass or ceramic matrix compound.

To meet EU-RoHS, you have to choose lead (Pb) free material for termination surface material when our product has both type designation, leaded and lead free.
Please contact our sales representatives for details.
Click through below links to check EU-RoHS compliant products and environmental data according to EU-RoHS compliant product type.

EU-RoHS compliant products list (*1)

Environmental data according to EU-RoHS compliant product type

(2) CHINA-RoHS

CHINA-RoHS took effect as of 1st March 2007. SJ/T11364-2006 standard specifies each threshold level of six hazardous materials (lead/cadmium/hexavalent chromium/mercury/PBB/PBDE) ; Cd : max. 100ppm, other five materials : max. 1000ppm.

Click through below links to check CHINA-RoHS compliant products and environmental data by product type. CHINA-RoHS specifies no application exemption while EU-RoHS does. Even EU-RoHS compliant products sometimes contain hazardous materials in higher threshold level given in CHINA-RoHS. Pay attention for selecting component. Please contact our sales representatives for details.

Content information of hazardous and toxic materials specified by CHINA-RoHS (Product list) (*1)

We use the codes of terminal surface material to identify products with Pb-free terminal and products with Pb terminal. See our typical type designations (*2).

Ex. 1
RK73B 2B T TD 102 J
           
Type Power Rating Terminal Surface Material Packaging Forming Nominal Resistance Resistance Tolerance
    T:Sn (Tin)
G:Au
L:Sn/Pb
  3 digits  

Ex. 2
MF 1/4 D C T26 A 1002 F
               
Type Power Rating T.C.R. Terminal Surface Material F-Shape Packaging Forming Nominal Resistance Resistance Tolerance
C:Cu
L:Sn/Pb
4 digits

Ex. 3
CN 1J 4 T TD 103 J
             
Type Size Number of Resistors Terminal Surface Material Packaging Forming Nominal Resistance Resistance Tolerance
    T : Sn
(L : Sn/Pb)(3 digits)
     

REACH

“Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals”(REACH) has been enforced on June 1 of 2007 in EU area. This regulation is aiming at safety evaluation and risk management of chemical substances, which are required to register according to the amount if used in businesses. Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) must be registered if it is included in article. Information on such substances is also required through supply chain.

Note
(※1)Contact our sales person for the products not listed here.
(※2)Confirm on our products catalog for detail information.

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