RoHS and Lead Free PCB

Our Lead-Free service utilizes special assembly procedures to assure compliance with Lead- Free and RoHS standards. We can assist you if you need help in determining if the materials in your Bill-of-Materials meet lead-free manufacturing requirements. We can even research lead-free components for you and send you a Bill-of-Materials with the appropriate components as part of our Turn-Key service.

RoHS – Restriction of Hazardous Substances

The Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (2002/95/EG), commonly referred to as the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive or RoHS, was made on January 27 2003. With its passing, the EU paved the way for a lead-free, respectively RoHS-compliant era.
The RoHS directive with effect from July 1 2006 restricted the use of following substances:
» Lead (Pb)
» Mercury (Hg)
» Cadmium (Cd)
» Hexavelent chromium
» Chromium (Cr + 6)
» Flame retardants: Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

in the manufacture of various types of electrical and electronic equipment. It was completely revised and published as Directive 2011/65/EU on July 1 2011.

› The directive came into effect on July 21 and had to be implemented in domestic law by EU member states by January 2 2013 at the latest.
› The previous RoHS Directive 2002/95/EG ceased to be valid on January 3 2013.

Actsource Ltd has many years of experience with the technical and logistical implementation of said EU directive. Compliance with these legal requirements is an important element in our corporate policy. We’ll be glad to assist you with any questions you may have. For more information, please feel free to contact us.