Manufacturing Corporation will fully comply with the Restriction
on Hazardous Substance (RoHS) Directive 2003/95/EC as defined by
the European Union for those customers required to adhere to the
directive and observe the applicable hazardous substance
restrictions for electrical and electronic equipment.
We maintain a lead-free manufacturing process for customers who
require it. We have eliminated to the best of our knowledge the
use of all six hazardous substances as specified by the directive
with the allowed maximum concentration as permitted including Lead
(Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent Chromium (Cr+6),
Polybrominated Biphenyl (PBB) and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether
(PBDE) from our lead-free manufacturing process to the fullest
extent possible. We also employ x-ray fluorescence (XRF) as a
nondestructive inspection method to verify conformance of all
materials to the directive and can provide customers with a
Positive Material Identification (PMI) report upon request.
Manufacturing Corporation does and will continue unless otherwise
instructed to employ traditional electronics manufacturing
processes up to and after July of 2006 that may or may not include
one or more of the hazardous substances identified by the
directive for use by specific industries, companies or products
that are exempted from the directive. It is the ultimate
responsibility of the customer to determine if the Restriction on
Hazardous Substances Directive is applicable to them and to fully
review the specifications and requirements of their products that
are manufactured by us to ensure conformance to the directive.
The difference between the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and
Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) directive as enacted by the
European Community Regulation and the Restriction of
Hazardous Substances (ROHS) is that REACH requires the upstream communication of Substances of Very
High Concern by a supplier with the customer while ROHS requires the elimination
of six specific hazardous substances in the manufacturing process.
Please contact us with any
questions or comments concerning our conformance to the
Restriction on Hazardous Substances Directive.