(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 June 8 of 2011, to Recast Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council. The original directive was expired as of January 2, 2013 and replaced by a new directive (2011/65/EU) on the following day. Later, Annex II (Restricted Substances List) was amended by Commission Delegated Directive (2015/863/EU) and four phthalates were added to the restricted substances list.
The followings are restricted substances and maximum concentration:
- Lead (0.1wt%)
- Mercury (0.1wt%)
- Cadmium (0.01wt%)
- Hexavalent Chromium (0.1wt%)
- Polybrominated biphenyls [PBBs] (0.1wt%)
- Polybrominated diphenyl ethers [PBDEs] (0.1wt%)
- Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate [DEHP] (0.1wt%)
- Butyl benzyl phthalate [BBP] (0.1wt%)
- Dibutyl phthalate [DBP] (0.1wt%)
- Diisobutyl phthalate [DIBP] (0.1wt%)
＊ The percentage in parentheses show 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 RoHS2 are as follows (as of July 2019):
- Copper alloy containing up to 4% lead by weight
- 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.