RoHS & REACH
Cosel's approach to RoHS and REACH
All Cosel products are supplied to meet the latest requirements within the RoHS and REACH standards.
To download the Cosel RoHS and REACH statements, please visit our Company Certificates page.
More on RoHS
The RoHS Directive came into effect on July 1, 2006 (*1). It restricts the use of six substances that negatively impact the human body and the environment (mercury, lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB, PBDE.) The Directive was revised on January 3, 2013. In the new Directive (2011/65/EU:RoHS2), the restricted substances and their tolerated maximum concentration values remain the same. However, the number of product categories was increased and the CE marking requirements were added. Cosel reduced the content of these six substances in our products to the levels specified by the RoHS Directive in February 2006 and started to display CE-mark on our products complied with the RoHS Directive in June 2015 (*2). EU official journal ((EU)2015/863) announced that the 4 phthalates (* 4) become the addition to a RoHS Directive newly in June, 2015. And 10 substances shall be restricted from July 22, 2019. Cosel will confirm the existence of 4 phthalates in the product and production process, and shall comply with the new Directive from July, 2018.
On our web site, we disclose the information about the compliance with RoHS Directive and REACH SVHCs content information in our products. Specifically, we provide ” Certificates of Non-Use of RoHS Substances ” and “ AIS data,” which is the tool JAMP(*3) created. This enables customers using our products to obtain the information of chemical substances contained in our products promptly and efficiently.
- (*1) What is RoHS Directive?
RoHS Directive is an EU directive that restricts the use of certain hazardous materials in electrical and electric equipment. The use of six substances, mercury, cadmium, lead, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been prohibited since July 2006.
- (*2) Products that will be out of production are excluded.
RoHS compliant products are marked with the letter “R” at the end of their lot numbers (some products have the letter “R” in the upper right of the label.)
- (*3) JAMP stands for Joint Article Management Promotion-consortium
- (*4) 4 phthalates
Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)
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