Compliance with the EU RoHS Directive
OPTEX FA places maximum priority on contributing to the protection and improvement of the global environment, and is working to eliminate, from its products, substances restricted by the RoHS Directive and any other substances that place a burden on the environment.
OPTEX FA’s products are categorized as Category 9 (“Monitoring and control instruments including industrial monitoring and control instruments”) according to the RoHS Directive “2011/65/EU”, and when the products are placed on the market in Europe after the application start date specified in the Directive, the products are required to comply with the Directive.
All of OPTEX FA’s products that are subject to CE marking have been confirmed to comply with the RoHS Directive “2011/65/EU”.
In June 2015, the European Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863 was noticed, and four types of phthalate compounds (DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP) were newly added to the restricted substances. As a result, the RoHS Directive “2011/65/EU” specified ten restricted substances: lead, hexavalent chromium, mercury, cadmium, PBB, PBDE, DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP.
In response to the European Commission Delegated Directive (EU)2015/863, OPTEX FA is continuously implementing appropriate measures, so please contact us with any questions you might have regarding a specific product’s compliance with the Directive.
RoHS Directive “2011/65/EU”
1) Categories of products covered by the Directive (from ANNEX I)
(OPTEX FA’s products fall under Category 9, “Monitoring and control instruments including industrial monitoring and control instruments.”)
|1||Large household appliances|
|2||Small household appliances|
|3||IT and telecommunications equipment|
|6||Electrical and electronic tools|
|7||Toys leisure and sports equipment|
|9||Monitoring and control instruments including industrial monitoring and control instruments|
|11||Other electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) not covered by any of the categories above|
2) Restricted substances that are specified in the Directive
|Substance name||Maximum concentration values tolerated|
|1. Lead||1000 ppm|
|2. Mercury||1000 ppm|
|3. Cadmium||100 ppm|
|4. Hexavalent chromium||1000 ppm|
|5. Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)||1000 ppm|
|6. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)||1000 ppm|
Addition of restricted substances specified in the Directive
Per the European Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863 (promulgated in June 2015), the following four types have been added to the list of restricted substances regulated under the RoHS Directive.
|Substance name||Maximum concentration
|Date of application start|
|Categories 1–7, 10, 11||Categories 8–9|
|1. Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)||1000 ppm||July 22, 2019||July 22, 2021|
|2. Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)||1000 ppm|
|3. Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)||1000 ppm|
|4. Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)||1000 ppm|