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RoHS Program

ams - a leader in RoHS solutions

On January 27, 2003 the European Parliament and the Administrative Council adopted Directive 2002/95/EG (RoHS) which concerns the "Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment".

This Directive bans the use of lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and hexavalent chromium (Cr 6) in soldering material and the use of Polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) in substrate materials or mold compounds for equipment put in circulation inside the European Union since July 1, 2006.

The new directive 2011/65/EU on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (known as RoHS2) became European Law on 21 July 2011 and will take effect in EU Member States from 2 January 2013. The new update brings a wider range into the scope and a limitation on exemptions.

The parts currently delivered by ams AG are compliant for this directive.