RoHS Compliance Protects Workplace and the Environment for Future Generations
Originating in the European Union in July 2006, RoHS compliance restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. As a result of this regulation, all applicable products in the EU market must pass RoHS compliance.
For example, business such as Precision Electronic Glass in New Jersey that sells applicable electronic products, sub-assemblies, or components directly or indirectly to EU countries is impacted by this regulation.
Types of Products RoHS Compliance Impacts
The original directive for RoHS compliance applies to manufacturers, authorized representatives, importers, and distributors of products in specific categories. These include electronics in large and small household appliances, computing and communications equipment, consumer electronics, lighting, power tools, toys and sports equipment, and automatic dispensers including ATMs.
In 2016, the original RoHS directive was slightly modified by RoHS2 which includes medical devices and control and monitoring instruments.
The Materials that RoHS Compliance Restricts
Products compliant with RoHS don’t exceed the allowable amounts of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), with limited exemptions.
Organizations certify RoHS compliance with a certification issued by an employee of the company.
When Lead Glass is an Exception for RoHS Compliance
Precision Electronic Glass is a secondary manufacturer of glass and quartz components made from pre-manufactured glass tubing and rod materials. PEG re-configures these materials through forming and sealing operations into any configurations designed or required by our customers.
In an effort to conform to RoHS restrictions, Precision Electronic Glass does not intentionally include any prohibited substances into our production processes. However, the one exception is lead glass as customer specifications may indicate the need for it. These glasses are exempt per the list of exemptions as noted in sections for cathode ray tubes and fluorescent tubes not exceeding 0.2% by weight. Also, this includes electronic components containing lead in a glass or ceramic other than dielectric ceramic in capacitors. For example, piezoelectric devices, or those in a glass or ceramic matrix compound.
Learn More About Custom Glass Components at PEG
PEG’s mission is to provide customized glass, quartz, and related products and services to OEMs and distributors around the world in countries where our customers operate. As a result, our objective is to fabricate the finest precision glass and quartz components and assemblies to customers’ specifications. Working together with our customers, PEG manufactures prototypes; handles small to large production runs; performs value-added assembly, as required.
Utilizing manual or computer-controlled glass lathe fabrication; glass-to-glass and glass-to-metal graded seals; cutting and end finishing; and precision grinding/polishing, PEG produces a variety of components and value-added assemblies, including medical, dental, or industrial glass X-ray tubes, and CO2 or HeNe lasers. We produce all glass and quartz fabrications in an ISO 9001:2015 facility. Our commitment to quality and integrity in everything we do is reflected in our mission statement, corporate values, and quality policy.