18 May
Obsolescence Management and REACH Legislation

The REACH directive is an unwanted burden to companies already struggling under the weight of WEEE and ROHS compliance. RoHS/WEEE legislation covers just six main chemicals – more than enough for the average CAD designer or DSP programming engineer. REACH …

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7 May
Obsolescence Management – RoHS Directive Exemptions

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS/WEEE) directives became legally binding in 2006. Although a number of applications were exempt from the rules, the dates for many of these have expired – with more to …

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4 May
The WEEE Problem of Obsolete Semiconductors

Following toxic chemical concerns, the EU RoHS WEEE (Regulation of Hazardous Substances/Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive became European law in February 2003, with the deadline for full compliance being set at August 2004. The result was thousands of suddenly …

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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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29 Mar
RoHS, WEEE and how it relates to PCB design

Environmental compliance is essential in all areas of engineering these days, and that includes the manufacture of printed circuit boards. With complicated RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) rules now governing everything from torch batteries to obsolete semiconductors, component engineering is …

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23 Mar
What is the WEEE Directive?

At Enventure, as part of our environmental compliance services, we can ensure that your organization meets the WEEE directive, which will help you avoid any costs associated with non-compliance as well ensuring that you reach compliance expediently. But what exactly …

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