RP Abrasives guarantees RoHS and RoHS 2 compliance and passivates in accordance with all ASTM and AMS standards.
How RoHS 2 Compliance Affects You
Are You RoHS 2 Compliant? RoHS 2 compliance directives officially went into effect on January 1, 2014. Not only does these affect manufacturers of products imported into the European Union, but it also affects each and every process involved in the subcontracted manufacturing of those products, including finishing processes such as painting and coating, and even passivation.
What Is It?
As part of their Restriction of Hazardous Substances initiatives, the EU has restricted the usage of six hazardous materials (lead, cadmium, mercury, polybrominated diphenyl ether, polybrominated biphenyls, and hexavalent chromium) in any part or material included in the construction of:
- Large & Small Household Appliances
- IT & Telecommunications Equipment
- Consumer Equipment
- Lighting Equipment (Including Lightbulbs)
- Electronic & Electrical Tools
- Medical Devices
- Monitoring & Control Instruments
- Toys, Leisure & Sports Equipment
- Automatic Dispensers
- Semiconductor Devices
Therefore, any medical devices, for example, imported into—or manufactured within—the European Union must be certified as RoHS and RoHS 2 compliant. Further, every single process involved in the construction of that device must be certified as well. Without the proper documentation, your parts could very well find themselves in customs limbo, and you’ll run the dangerous risk of losing customers.
Find out if you are RoHS 2 Compliant here.
Ask About Our Passivation Services!
RoHS and RoHS 2-compliance are guaranteed at RP Abrasives, and we passivate in accordance with all ASTM A-967 and AMS 2700 standards. For a no-obligation consultation call (603) 335-2132 today.