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What is RoHS?

The RoHS Directive (Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances) serves to restrict the use of certain hazardous substances. It came into force in the EU member states on 01.07.2006. Furthermore, it was introduced as an extended supplement to the WEEE Directive for the disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The RoHS Directive restricts the use of hazardous substances in products and thus supports the efficient and environmentally friendly recycling of electrical and electronic products that are no longer used.

The RoHS Directive

The RoHS Directive of the European Union (2011/65/EU and previously 2002/95/EC) deals with the objectives and scope of the directive, detailed definitions and prevention as well as penalties and necessary changes and entry into force to restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in products. The new Directive 2011/65/EU with CE marking obligation is (according to the Directive) to be applied from January 3, 2013 at the latest; the previous Directive has been applicable throughout Europe since July 1, 2006.

Are there any exceptions?

There are exceptions for certain electrical devices or components, these exceptions include

  • Spare parts for appliances sold before July 1, 2006
  • and the reuse of appliances sold before July 1, 2006
  • largely machines, even if this exemption is case-dependent and somewhat controversial!

How do we support you with RoHS?

Our aim is to offer customers only RoHS-compliant products and to be able to provide RoHS-compliant alternatives if we receive them from our manufacturers. We therefore work very closely with our partners and suppliers in this regard. We offer RoHS-compliant products if they are declared as such by our manufacturers and suppliers.

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