The European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directives cover all electrical and electronic equipment (and their components) sold into the European Union.
The RoHS Directive stands for "the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment". This Directive bans the placing on the EU market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants. The objectives of the ROHS Directive are to reduce the amount of the restricted materials entering the waste stream.
HellermannTyton's commitment to the environment includes the ISO 14001 certification and the European RoHS and WEEE directives. Most of HellermannTyton's North American products currently meet compliance for these directives and we anticipate compliance for all HellermannTyton North American products which fall within the guidelines of the RoHS and WEEE directives. Please view our product section for RoHS information on specific products.
Note: If you are unable to find RoHS information on a specific product on our website and you would like to submit a spreadsheet of HellermannTyton part numbers to find out if they conform to the RoHS/WEEE directives, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the RoHS Directive please visit http://www.rohs.gov.uk/.