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Manufacturers, retailers and suppliers of electrical and electronic products must comply with different regulations about the Restriction of Hazardous Substances relevant to their end market.

What is RoHS?

The EU, RoHS directive 2002/95/EC restricts the use of lead and other potentially hazardous substances including cadmium, mercury and chromium VI, amongst others, in electrical and electronic products. RoHS limits these substances to 0.1% or 1,000ppm (except for cadmium, which is limited to 0.01% or 100ppm) by weight of homogenous material.

With 28 accredited RoHS labs worldwide SGS is your ideal partner to achieve compliance.

The EU RoHS directive is closely linked to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC which sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for electrical goods.

Similar regulations exist in other areas of the world including China, Japan, South Korea, USA, Norway and Turkey. Our chemical experts help you mitigate the risk of non-compliance to global and national restricted substances regulations.

Services offered by our chemical network include:

  • RoHS testing & verification services
  • SGS RoHS certification mark
  • CE RoHS
  • RoHS Compliance Assessment Service using
  • Verification of RoHS conformity
  • REACH: SVHC testing and SVHC High Risk Screening
  • WEEE consultancy
  • Green inspection
  • Chemical testing

With a global network of labs and more than 1,000 specialists in the field our testing can ensure that you have the requisite industry data for a restricted substances compliance declaration to be granted.

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