(1) What is EU-RoHS?
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (2002/95/EC), (RoHS), became effective on July 1 of 2006 requiring the usage of 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 Recast Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council. The original directive was expired as of 2nd Jan. 2013 and replaced by a new directive 2011/65/EU) on the following day. The restricted substances or maximum concentration value remain unchanged in RoHS 2 directive.
- 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 July, 2016):
- 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 need 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.