Can plastic be RoHS compliant?

All plastics found to meet the RoHS compliant certification requirements, are required to become part of UL’s Follow-Up Services program, which helps ensure that certified products continue to be manufactured to meet UL’s requirements.

What products are exempt from RoHS?

Permanent exclusions from RoHS include the following: military equipment, space equipment, equipment designed to be part of another piece of equipment falling outside the scope of RoHS, large scale industry tools, large scale fixed installations, means of transport for persons or goods, non-road mobile machinery.

What is the current RoHS standard?

Directive 2011/65/EU (“RoHS 2”) is the current version of the RoHS directive, that replaced the initial Directive 2002/95/EC (“RoHS 1”). The second one was published on 21 July 2011 and came into effect on 2 January 2013.

What plastics are not RoHS compliant?

The materials restricted under RoHS include the following:

  • Lead (Pb)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Hexavalent chromium (CrVI)
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)

What products are subject to RoHS?

RoHS applies to all electrical and electronic kitchen appliances including blenders, refrigerators, toasters, and steamers. Any electronic kitchen appliances’ components need to be RoHS compliant before placed in the EU market.

Do I need to be RoHS compliant?

Does RoHS apply to plastics? If a plastic component is used in electrical or electronic equipment, it must be RoHS-compliant unless it falls under the exemptions noted above.

What RoHS compliant means?

Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances
RoHS means “Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances” in the “Hazardous Substances Directive” in electrical and electronic equipment. If a product is RoHS-certified, this confirms that the proportion of hazardous, or difficult to dispose substances is limited to the maximum allowed.

Is RoHS compliance mandatory?

The original RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union in 2002 and restricts the use of six hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market since July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance.