Companies manufacturing equipment
or consumer parts that use hazardous
materials in the manufacturing process must
comply with environmental regulations
from multiple geographic markets. Two
key sets of regulations - RoHS and REACH
- require compliance if you are selling to
markets in the European Union, China,
Korea, and parts of the United States. The
list of markets with materials controls
related to electronics changes periodically.
Compliance with RoHS and REACH requires
extensive knowledge of your supply chain,
excellent record keeping, and in some
cases testing. Whether you are an OEM or
a supplier, understanding the restrictions
on hazardous materials and compliance
is critical to maintaining and expanding
market share. This white paper provides a
description of the basic RoHS and REACH
requirements, enforcement and compliance,
and upcoming changes in legislation.
Global markets require awareness and
understanding of hundreds of requirements
from packaging and transportation to import
and export regulations. For electronics
original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
and suppliers, there are added environmental
requirements. These regulations require
OEMs, and by extension their suppliers, to
document the materials that the equipment
and parts are made of and come in contact
with during the manufacturing phase.
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