28 Apr
How RoHS Compliant do you Need to be?

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances, or RoHS directive, was established in 2003 by the EU, as a way of restricting certain hazardous substances used in the manufacture of electronic and electrical equipment. It became law in 2006. Even though the …

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24 Apr
What Does GADSL Mean?

GADSL is the acronym for Global Automotive Declarable Substance List, and like the ELV directive is specific to the motor industry. It was the result of a one-year initiative by the GASG, or Global Automotive Stakeholders Group. The GASG comprises …

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15 Apr
Less Cash, More Trash – The Low-down on High-tech Disposables

RoHS directives like REACH and WEEE legislation were introduced to reduce the use of hazardous materials in electronics manufacture. One reason for this was the growing problem of consumer electronics ending up on landfill sites. Modern technology has made electronics …

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6 Apr
Does Your Company REACH Compliance?

Electronics components disposed of in landfill sites have been proven to have toxic effects on the environment, releasing their chemicals into the soil where they entered the water supply or food chain. Good environmental compliance management is essential to electronics …

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1 Apr
How Do You REACH Compliance?

REACH is the acronym for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. Set up by the EU in 2006, REACH regulation impacts into every area of electrical and mechanical manufacturing and component engineering. The REACH directive is considered the most …

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