What Is ROHS Testing?
The main purpose of ROHS testing is to protect the environment and human health. ‘ROHS’ stands for “Restriction Of Hazardous Substances“.
What is ROHS Certification?
ROHS certification is a voluntary compliance program that helps ensure that products manufactured and sold in the European Union comply with RoHS directives. The RoHS(Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directives prohibit the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of electronic and electrical equipment.
ROHS certification provides an extra level of assurance for consumers. The ROHS logo on a product indicates that it has been certified by an independent third-party organization as compliant with all RoHS directives.
Why does ROHS Testing Matter?
We generate about 50 million tons of e-waste every year, and that number is only increasing.
In fact , only 20% is recycled properly out of the 50 million tons of waste. The rest ends up in landfills and incinerators, making environment more polluted.
To reduce our impact what we can do for it ? One solution is to make sure that the product we buy are certified by ROHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances).
ROHS testing looks for six different types of hazardous materials in electronic products: lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl
Who should be certified for ROHS?
ROHS certification is available to any organization that manufactures, distributes, or uses products that contain restricted materials. Many organizations choose to get ROHS certified in order to demonstrate their commitment to environmental responsibility and compliance with regulations. ROHS certification can also help organizations to win business from customers who prefer to work with certified suppliers.
Ways of ROHS Testing
There are two ways to test for compliance with ROHS standards:
1. Material testing – Samples of the materials used in the product are tested for the presence of restricted substances.
2. Product testing – The finished product is tested for the presence of restricted substances.
The most common method of ROHS testing is product testing, as it provides the most accurate representation of whether a product is compliant with ROHS standards.