RoHS Compliance Testing

The EU RoHS (Directive 2011/65/EU) restricts the level of specific hazardous substances in large & small household appliances, computing & communications equipment, consumer electronics, lighting, power tools, toys & sports equipment, medical devices & equipment, control & monitoring equipment, automatic dispensers, and all other electronic and electrical equipment (EEE). The purpose of RoHS is to control the release of hazardous substances to humans and the environment. Exposure to these hazardous substances can occur during the waste process, when electronics and other products are disposed of and ultimately wind up in landfills.

The RoHS restricted substances and allowable levels are as follows: lead (Pb) 0.1%, cadmium (Cd) .01%, mercury (Hg) 0.1%, hexavalent chromium (Cr6+) 0.1%, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) 0.1%, polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) 0.1% flame retardants, and phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP, and DIBP) 0.1%.

The ATS team of experts provides RoHS testing solutions that include using the following instrumentation: ICP, XRF, FTIR, GC-MS, and others.

RoHS Governs the Use of Certain Substances in Electronics Sold In the EU
Circuit Boards are Often Treated with PBDE or PBB, Both of Which are Regulated by RoHS
Cadmium (Cd)
Certain Types of Rechageable Batteries Contain Cadmium
Chromium (Cr VI)
Certain Coatings Use Cr(VI) to Help Prevent Damage and Corrosion
Lead (Pb)
Lead Alloys Used In Soldering Are Regulated for Inclusion in Electronics In the EU By RoHS
Mercury (Hg)
LCD Screens Contain Mercury, Which Is Regulated By RoHS
Electrical Cords Often Use Insulation That Contains Restricted Materials