Season Design Technology is committed to supporting customers by supplying high quality product that meets the RoHS directive, which came into force on 1st July 2006. The RoHS directive aims to protect human health and the environment by restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in new equipment. It applies to many of our customers, and we encourage our customers to research how the legislation affects their products.
"RoHS restricts the use of mercury, lead, hexavalent chromium, cadmium and a range of flame retardants notably polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers. There are a number of exemptions for the use of the hazardous substances for specific technical uses where alternatives do not presently exist. There are also permissible maximum concentration values which allow for any trace presence."
"What is RoHS? RoHS stands for the “restriction on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment”. It is a European Directive aiming to control the use of certain hazardous substances in the production of new electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). It is a partner directive to the WEEE Directive (Waste in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) that controls the disposal and recycling of EEE. In the UK the RoHS Directive is implemented through the RoHS Regulations (Statutory Instrument SI2008 No. 37)."