RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substance, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC) originated in the European Union and restricts the use of six hazardous materials found in electrical and electronics products. All applicable products in the EU market after July 1, 2006 must meet RoHS compliance standards. RoHS impacts the entire electronics industry.
The substances restricted under the RoHS directive include lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).
Any business that sells applicable electrical or electronics products, sub-assemblies or components directly to RoHS countries, or sells to resellers, distributors or integrators that in turn sell products to these countries, is affected if they utilize any of the restricted materials.
With the exception of our leaded solder wires, MG Chemicals does not produce any products containing any of the six substances controlled by RoHS.