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What is RoHS?

RoHS stands for Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment. It is a European Union Directive for products placed on the internal market of the European Union. The Directive restricts the use of the following substances:

Restricted Substance Name Maximum Concentration
Lead 0.1%
Mercury 0.1%
Cadmium 0.01%
Hexavalent Chromium 0.1%
Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) 0.1%
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) 0.1%
Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP) 0.1%
Butyl Benzyl Phthalate (BBP) 0.1%
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) 0.1%
Diisobutyl Phthalate (DIBP) 0.1%

Interpower is demonstrating a continuing commitment to safe working and environmental responsibility.  As we clear products to be RoHS compliant we will update our website by part number. This is identified by the environmental logo shown at left along with a Certificate of Compliance or Environmental Report. You can download Interpower environmental information by clicking on the RoHS logo.


For more detailed explanations, please contact our Product Compliance Specialist or call (800) 662-2290.


Link to RoHS Directive

X-Ray Screening for RoHS Compliance

Interpower has taken steps to ensure products shipping to the EU are RoHS compliant. One of these steps is the Niton XL3t XRF Analyzer.

XL3t XRF Analyzer

XL3t XRF Analyzer Work Station

The procedure is quick, easy, non-destructive, and takes as little as two minutes. As for limitations, the test is only capable of detecting materials close to the surface. While it easily detects lead, mercury and cadmium, it cannot distinguish the specific materials PBB, PBDE (Brominated Flame Retardants), or hexavalent chromium (Cr VI) and would require further investigation if readings are too high in these areas.
The device also cannot detect DEHP, BBP, DBP, and DIBP. For this our suppliers will provide the information.

Compliant screening report data is entered in the product database. This information will appear on the Interpower web site for that particular product. To access the XRF Screening report, click on the Environmental Mark as shown below.