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RoHS Compliance

RoHS 2 refers to Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). It replaced the first EU RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS 1) and entered into force on 21 July 2011.

Like RoHS 1, RoHS 2 restricts the use of certain hazardous substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers) in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). Compared to RoHS 1, RoHS 2 not only expanded the scope of products covered but also imposed new obligations on EEE manufacturers to prepare EU declaration of conformity and affix CE markings on finished products.

EU RoHS 2 Restricted Substances
RoHS 2 currently restricts 10 hazardous substances in EEE and they are included in Annex II of the Directive 2011/65/EU.

Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP):
0.1% (added in 2015);
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
0.1% (added in 2015);
Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)
0.1% (added in 2015);
Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
0.1% (added in 2015)
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+)

It shall be noted that above maximum concentration values apply to each homogeneous material rather than a product or a part itself. A homogeneous material means material of uniform composition throughout that cannot be mechanically separated into different materials.

Most of our SOCAA products meet the requirement of RoSH.

REACH Compliance

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is a European Union regulation dating from 18 December 2006. REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment. Its 849 pages took seven years to pass, and it has been described as the most complex legislation in the Union's history and the most important in 20 years. It is the strictest law to date regulating chemical substances and will affect industries throughout the world. REACH entered into force on 1 June 2007, with a phased implementation over the next decade. The regulation also established the European Chemicals Agency, which manages the technical, scientific and administrative aspects of REACH.

Most of our SOCAA products meet the requirement of REACH.

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