The definition and aim of the RoHS directive is quite simple. The RoHS directive aims to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used in electronics and electronic equipment. Any RoHS compliant component is tested for the presence of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). For Cadmium and Hexavalent chromium, there must be less than 0.01% of the substance by weight at raw homogeneous materials level. For Lead, PBB, and PBDE, there must be no more than 0.1% of the material, when calculated by weight at raw homogeneous materials. Any RoHS compliant component must have 100 ppm or less of mercury and the mercury must not have been intentionally added to the component. In the EU, some military and medical equipment are exempt from RoHS compliance.
MAJR Products Corporation is in compliance with the directives of WEEE and the European RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC as the following substances banned in these directives are excluded from our products: Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, Lead, Mercury, poly-brominated biphenyls (PBBs) as well as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). A certificate to this effect can be personalized to your company upon written request to MAJR with your part numbers and or our part numbers specified.
The only substance from the above list of banned materials that MAJR will still provide to select military customers, per their print, is the hexavalent chromium. This is done on a case by case basis, with customer’s written specified request and is not done in house but sub-contracted to an outside coating agent. None of the other banned substances listed above are used in our manufacturing processes.
To learn more about RoHS compliance you can go to one of the following links as good educational sources: