5 and RoHS 6 and What Products are affected?
restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in
electrical and electronic equipment." And it applies
to the following substances:
order to comply with the EU ROHS legislation all of these
substances must either be removed, or must be reduced to
within maximum permitted concentrations, in any products
containing electrical or electronic components that will
be sold within the European Union.
What products are affected?
All electrical and electronic products are affected.
What is the difference between lead-free and RoHS compliant?
While lead (Pb) is the most widely used toxic substance
in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), the term "lead-free"
is often wrongly adopted to refer to all of the substances
specified in the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
Directive. However, RoHS restricts a total of six substances.
To be truly compliant with this legislation, the presence
of each of these substances must be reduced below their
proposed maximum concentration values (MCV), or an applicable
exemption taken. "RoHS-5" - refers to compliance
on all RoHS restricted substances aside from lead (Pb) in
solders. "RoHS-6" = RoHS-5 + Pb-free (removal
of Pb from solder)
What are the benefits of the RoHS Directive?
The extraction of these raw materials and their eventual
disposal can cause damage to both the environment in terms
of pollution, as well as to human health from occupational
exposure and exposure following disposal. The removal of
these materials from production will reduce the health risks