RoHS Directive

Download pdf(Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive), 2002/95/EC, is not a law but a regulation that places restrictions on six hazardous substances/materials used in electronic and electrical equipment. This directive is closely associated with the WEEE Directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive), 2002/96/EC, which sets targets for the collection and/or recycling and/or disposal of electronic and electrical components/materials. This initiative was taken to deal with the growing problems connected with environmental pollution.

RoHS is often referred to as the lead-free directive, but it restricts the use of a total of six substances, listed here: Lead – Mercury – Cadmium – Hexavalent chromium – PBB (Polybrominated biphenyl, a brominated flame retardant) – PBDE (Polybrominated diphenyl ether, a brominated flame retardant).

Sodemann Industrifjedre A/S products do not contain any of the substances listed above.

The RoHS 2 Directive

Five years after the introduction of RoHS, the EU Parliament adopted a new directive known as RoHS 2 on 27 May 2011. The RoHS 2 Directive is the EU's directive no. 2011/65/EU. RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of the Use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

 The RoHS 2 Directive prohibits the use of the following hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment sold in the EU from 1 July 2006: Lead – Cadmium – Mercury – Hexavalent chromium (chromium VI) – Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) – Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). 
The directive aims to limit the impact on human health and the environment from both the use of electrical and electronic products and their disposal.

RoHS 3

Four new substances have been added to the original RoHS 2 list. The new RoHS 3 list valid from 22 July 2019 contains the following substances:

Cadmium (Cd), Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent Chromium (Cr VI), Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB), Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE), Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)


We honestly believe that products from Sodemann Industrifjedre A/S do not contain any of the aforementioned substances/materials and that we therefore comply with the RoHS, RoHS 2 and RoHS 3 Directives.

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