A RoHS-Recast (RoHS 2) Primer - Trace Laboratories

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A RoHS-Recast (RoHS 2) Primer - Trace Laboratories

Brief History

RoHS = Restriction of Hazardous Substances

RoHS 1 = Directive 2002/95/EC

RoHS 2 = Directive 2011/65/EU 100

Objective = Limit and regulate 6 hazardous substances in

electrical and electronic equipment (EEE)

Cd ≤ 0.01 wt % or 100ppm (batteries, pigments, etc.)

Hg ≤ 0.1 wt % or 1,000ppm (switches, fluorescent

lamps, etc.)

Pb ≤ 0.1 wt % or 1,000ppm (solder, batteries, etc.)

Cr-VI ≤ 0.1 wt % or 1,000ppm (surface coatings)

Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBBs) ≤ 0.1 wt % or

1,000ppm (flame retardants)

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) ≤ 0.1 wt % or

1,000ppm (flame retardants)

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