RoHS is a mandatory standard developed by the European Union legislation, its full name is the Directive on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electronic and electrical equipment.
The standard has been officially implemented on July 1, 2006, mainly used to regulate the material and process standards of electronic and electrical products, so that it is more conducive to human health and environmental protection.
In the 21st century, electronic waste and chemicals are prevalent to see. However, only a few know its harmful effect on humans and the environment and its unnecessary exposure. As a result, many people have developed health issues. All these factors made it crucial for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Feb 2003 by the European Union.
RoHS is an abbreviation for Restriction of Hazardous Substances and is also referred to as the Directive 2002/95/E. It is derived from the European Union and aims to restrict the use of hazardous substances found in electrical and electronic products. The initiative effectively reduces the environmental effect and the use of harmful substances that have been long seen.
If a company is using the restricted materials and sells-
It can be noted that RoHS-like regulations are followed by other countries as well. Therefore it is not restricted to the EU only. In metal industries, RoHS prohibits using metal plating, chromatin or other finishes on Electrical and Electronics Engineering products.
By obtaining the mandatory RoHS compliance certificate, you get the following benefits:
Testing is done either on-site or lab phthalate solvent extraction testing. It determines the values of restricted RoHS substances.
Procedure Audit- Check all applicable manufacturing processes used in RoHS compliance on-site.
Review of documents : Reviewing documents is essential to getting the RoHS certification. Documents like-
Certification Grant – A RoHS Certification is issued after reviewing and auditing the documentation. The RoHS Certification is like a Certificate of Conformity valid for 5 years.