The electronics goods are widely used and sold all over the world which has made it a multi-billion dollar market. With the increasing use of the electronic items, the hazard of use of polluting and hazardous materials in the products is also increasing. There are some of the materials that when used in the electronic products, can cause major health and environment related issues hence it is essential to control the use of such materials in the manufacturing of the products. In order to keep a check on the use of such materials in the electronics items, there has been a directive developed by the European Union which is called ROHS or directive 2002/95/EC. This directive restricts the manufacturers from using the listed hazardous substances in the manufacturing of the electronic goods. These substances are very harmful, not only for the health and safety of the users but they also have a negative impact on the environmental health. The ROHS certification helps the manufacturers in declaring that the products manufactured by them are free from any type of hazardous substances that are listed in the directive. ROHS Certification Requirements, ROHS Compliance Specification, ROHS Electrical and Electronic Equipment Certification, Otabu Certification Body in UK.
When a company has the ROHS certificate, then it ensured safety of the users, environment, and the workers involved in the manufacturing of the products. The list of the substances that have been restricted by the directive include lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), and four different phthalates (DEHP, BBP, BBP, DIBP). The compliance of the products with the directive is assessed with the help of XRF metal analyzers which can easily screen the hazardous substances present in the products.
It is mandatory for a company to obtain the ROHS accreditation, if it is involved in the manufacturing of the electronic goods so that the products could easily be exported and sold in the European Markets. It is also essential for the distributor and importers of the electronics goods to fulfill the ROHS certification requirements so that they could easily conduct their business in the European Economic Area.
The ROHS certification process involves the evaluation of the documents that are related to the products such as the test certificates, bill of materials, documents of manufacturing process, calibration and compliance certificates etc. After the verification of the documents, the company is provided with certification for ROHS.
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