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The New California Proposition 65 List EMAIL US! In 2021, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added a total of 8 new substances

Material Composition of Electronic Components EMAIL US! Electronics are complex manufactured items that contain up to hundreds of homogeneous materials. Undoubtedly, technology evolves rapidly, and

RoHS Technical File – Step by Step – Transcript EMAIL US! Hi! Here is an example of how you can compile your RoHS technical file

HEXACHLOROBENZENE AS A PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANT EMAIL US! What is Hexachlorobenzene (HCB)? Hexachlorobenzene which has the molecular formula of C6Cl6 and a CAS number of

ISO 14001: 2004 VS. ISO 14001:2015 EMAIL US! What are the Differences between ISO 14001:2015 and 2004? To begin with, the 2015 version has ten

ENVIROPASS IN THE EP&T MAGAZINE Madeleine Cléroux and Aury Hathout, from Enviropass, published an article on the August 2020 edition of the EP&T Magazine, page 34, entitled: ‘Going Green

OEKO-INSTITUT AND ROHS EVALUATION What is the Oeko-Institut? The Öko, or Oeko-Institut e.V. is the German Institute for Applied Ecology – Institut für angewandte Ökologie. The goal

ISO 14001 – HOW TO GET THE CERTIFICATION COURSE ISO 14001 Practical tips for a full implementation 10 hours | starting at only $439.00 (CAD)

EU RoHS Exemptions # 6 for Lead in Metal Alloys EU RoHS Exemption – Get Ahead of Your Lead! What is EU RoHS? RoHS is a

RoHS Online Training! RoHS Course Everything you Wanted to Know on RoHS 5 hours | starting at only $439.00 (CAD) Start this course now! Content of the

Add Your Heading Text Here QC 080000: Are you ready to be certified? Play Video The Gist of QC 080000 QC 080000 is a standard

223 REACH SVHC ON THE EU CANDIDATE LIST Austria, Belgium, and Denmark have recommended a total of four (4) additional substances of very high concern

REACH 161 On December 17th, 2014, the following  6 new substances were added to REACH SVHC candidate list by the ECHA (the European CHemical Agency):

REACH 163 2 new REACH SVHC substances were added to the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) REACH list: EMAIL US! 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-10-alkyl esters; 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid,

THE ADDITION OF 4 PHTHALATES TO THE EU ROHS LIST Passing delegated Directive 2015/863 (sometimes also called RoHS 3), the European Union has recently amended annex

REACH SVHC 168 Five new chemicals have been added to the REACH SVHC List of Substances of Very High Concern): EMAIL US! 1,3-propanesultone (CAS # 1120-71-4) used

IEC 63000 derived from EN 50581 The edition 1.0 of IEC 63000:2016 – Technical Documentation for the Assessment of Electrical and Electronic Products with Respect to

EU RoHS Updated Exemptions List The list of EU RoHS exemptions was updated in March 2017 by the European Commission.  4 new exemptions, with expiration dates, were

B2B BC WEEE OBLIGATIONS EMAIL US! In the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC), the Recycling Regulation 449/2004 manages the waste of electrical and electronic equipment

Energy Efficiency – Canada – Efficacité énergétique The Canadian Energy Efficiency Regulations 2016 (SOR/2016-311) provides energy efficiency & marking obligations for several categories of products including: Standby

REACH – Guidance on articles On June 28th, 2017, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) published Version 4.0 of the ”Guidance on requirements for substances in

REACH 174 1 new REACH substance is proposed for the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list: EMAIL US! Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts (PFHxS, CAS # 355-46-4) which is

REACH 181 7 new substances have recently been added to the REACH SVHC List of Substances of Very High Concern: EMAIL US! Substance Name CAS# Where typically used Benz[a]anthracene

Non-Compliant Products Found in the European Union The European and Swedish Chemicals Agencies, respectively ECHA and KEMI, have both recently inspected hundreds of articles.  Interestingly, ECHA has reported restricted

REACH 191 SUBSTANCES OF VERY HIGH CONCERN 10 new REACH substances have been added to the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list: EMAIL US!   Benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid

ISO 19011 version 2018 The new ISO 19011 version – Guidelines for auditing management systems – is now available. EMAIL US! What is new with ISO 19011? Compared to

REACH SVHC LIST OF 197 CHEMICALS 6 new REACH substances have been added to the REACH SVHC List of Substances of Very High Concern: EMAIL US!

UKCA for CE Marking in the UK? UKCA marking: What happened to product environmental compliance since the United Kingdom left the European Union? EMAIL US!

Updated EU RoHS Exemptions in February 2019 On top of the recent update of exemptions 6a and 6b on aluminum and steel alloys, the European Commission

EU Product Surveillance According to article 1, the objective of the European Regulation 2019/1020 on Market Surveillance and Compliance Products is to improve the functioning of the internal market

REACH 201 SVHC 4 new REACH substances were added to the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list on July 16, 2019: EMAIL US! Substance Name CAS  # Where used

Very High Failure Rate of SVHC Declarations 682 different products – including electronic devices, wires, cables, plastics, and rubbers – have recently been inspected via

Towards a USA RoHS? RoHS compliance already impacts most world-class manufacturers of electronic devices in the USA.  Two signs seem to indicate the USA may

Simplifying WEEE Reporting Ever tried to register and report your electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in various EU Member State? EU WEEE Reporting is not

REACH 205 SVHC 4 new REACH substances were added to the REACH SVHC List SVHC of Substances of Very High Concern, on January 16, 2020: EMAIL US! Substance

Brexit and Product Environmental Compliance The United Kingdom (UK) officially quits the European Union (EU) on January 31st, 2020 at 23:00 GMT. This is the Brexit.

Discover Enviropass! Enviropass Expertise Inc. is dedicated to product environmental compliance. We test various types of products and devices, such as electrical and electronic equipment.

Ecodesign Requirements for Servers According to the European regulation 2019/424, new energy consumption and resource efficiency measures apply to most servers and data storage equipment typically

Proposition 65 Notification Clarification According to the recently approved amendments of Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 25600.2 (California Proposition 65) – Responsibility to Provide Consumer Product

Europe RoHS 3 with 12 Substances? We often read in the literature that we need to comply with Europe RoHS 3 since the inclusion of 4 phthalates to

REACH 209 SVHC 4 new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) are added to the European REACH SVHC list on June 26th 2020: EMAIL US! Substance Name _____CAS#_____ Where used 1-vinylimidazole

German GS-Mark Requirements From July 1st, 2020, the voluntary German GS-Mark standard requires new evaluation and specifications for the restriction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs),

ROHS COMPLIANCE: THE PROCEDURE Why an EU RoHS Procedure? Legislation and  standards restrict more and more hazardous substances found in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). The

ROHS, REACH, POP VIOLATIONS This is a question that most manufacturers wonder about. What if my products are not fully compliant? What are the risks

REACH LIST OF 211 SVHC Austria and Sweden have proposed to the European Union these 2 SVHCs (Substances of Very High Concern) as additional substances

UKCA AND UK ROHS UKCA Replacing CE Marking in the UK Now it is clear: The UKCA marking will replace the European CE label for

UK REACH Due to Brexit, the United Kingdom has enacted several regulations deviating from the European Union. This is the case for example of the UKCA label

ROHS TESTING: COMPLIANCE & CERTIFICATION You have to verify whether your products are RoHS compliant. It can be one product intended for the EU market, multiple models,

ROHS, WEEE: IS YOUR PRODUCT LARGE-SCALE? Both Directives 2011/65/EU and 2012/19/EU give the scope of EU RoHS and WEEE on article 2. According to it, most electrical and electronic

NAS411 – HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM The NAS411 Standard in a Nutshell NAS411 is a National Aerospace Standards (NAS) to manage risks associated with hazardous

REACH SVHC: DON’T SKIP SCIP What is the REACH SCIP? EMAIL US! The ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) has built the SCIP online database to improve the REACH SVHC (Substances of

TSCA PBT: RESTRICTION OF 5 SUBSTANCES IN PRODUCTS What Action is the EPA Taking? The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act has initiated

5 Ecodesign Requirements for Electronic Displays The European Union published the Regulation 2019/2021 with specific environmental ecodesign requirements for various types of electronic displays, such as TVs, monitors,

HOW TO REQUEST ROHS EXEMPTIONS? It is a question I often receive from manufacturers of electrical or electronic equipment. Can I request a RoHS exemption

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ON THE NEW ADDITIONS TO PROP. 65: INDIUM TIN OXIDE AND MOLYBDENUM TRIOXIDE California’s Proposition 65 list, also referred to as

RoHS 2 or 3: Does it Make a Difference? Here is an Enviropass video on this question, with a transcript below. Are RoHS 2 and

EU REACH CANDIDATE LIST OF 219 SVHC On July 8th, 2021, eight new EU REACH substances of very high concern (SVHCs) were added to the REACH Candidate List.

TRANSCRIPT OF THIS VIDEO ON ROHS: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW Play Video Hi, welcome to this webinar on RoHS: Everything you wanted to know

TRANSCRIPT OF THE VIDEO – REACH-SCIP – HOW TO REGISTER COMPLEX PRODUCTS Play Video Let’s say you have a REACH substance. You find out that

SHOULD MY PRODUCTS COMPLY WITH ROHS? Are you in the scope? That is the question, and you need to look at article two of RoHS. And

THE ENVIROPASS PRODUCT ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE FORM Here is a video with its transcript. Hi and welcome to this tutorial on the Enviropass Product Environmental Compliance EPEC

ROHS CERTIFICATION – RULES AND PRODUCT CATEGORIES Depending on its category, an electrical or electronic product may require RoHS certification. Let’s have a look at

FIRST TIME WORKING ON PRODUCT ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Environmental Compliance: An Obligation or an Option? Environmental standards are evolving and

REACH AND RoHS FAQ We are living in a world where we have new manufactures producing new products every day that affect our lives in

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RESTRICTION OF PIP (3:1) What is the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)? The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is a

ELECTRONIC PRODUCT ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE – ACCESS TO MARKETS – MAP & TABLE What product environmental compliance obligations apply to my products being exported? This is the

SHARED CHEMICALS BETWEEN ROHS, REACH, POP, PROP. 65, AND TSCA As you know, various chemicals are hazardous to the environment or humans globally. To no

HOW TO COMPLY WITH EU ROHS EMAIL US! RoHS Compliance Guide – Restricted Hazardous Substances and their Concentration Thresholds under Directive 2011/65/EU Let’s start by

PRODUCT ENVIRONMENTAL LABELS IN ELECTRONICS Whether you are in charge of compliance or are just curious about the various logos at the back of your

STATUS ON ROHS EXEMPTED APPLICATIONS Why EU RoHS Exemptions? For technical reasons, the general rules of restrictions of certain hazardous substances (RoHS) to electrical and

TSCA RESTRICTIONS OF PFAS MAY IMPACT YOUR PRODUCTS Over the past years, lawmakers have been publishing new environmental regulations to target specific issues. Such laws

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROHS REGULATIONS AND ROHS STANDARDS All over the world, RoHS is not a standard but a list of regulations restricting the use

REACH, SVHC, and SCIP… Online Training! COURSE REACH, SVHC, and SCIP Compliance for Articles 5 hours | starting at only $439.00 (CAD) Start this course

NEW AMENDMENTS TO THE EU ROHS EXEMPTION LISTS The New List of General EU RoHS Exemptions (Annex III)* EMAIL US! RoHS Exemption # Description Scope

INITIATORS OF EXPLOSIVES UNDER ROHS EXEMPTION EMAIL US! The European Union published a new amendment to the EU RoHS directive 2011/65/EU. It is the Commission Delegated Directive