RoHS is Revised

In July 2011, the European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) recast directive 2011/65/EU entered into force.  This new directive replaces the previous RoHS directive, 2002/95/EC, clarifies some issues with […]

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EU RoHS Recast

We previously discussed EU RoHS, which was the primary legislative driver for Molex to cease using tin-lead platings in many of its terminals.  Some thought that after the conversion to […]

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EU RoHS

Molex's most significant legislative driver for creating products that are more environmentally-friendly is the European Union's Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, typically referred to as EU RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), which went into effect 1 July 2006. Now that it's been four years since this legislation became active, it's a good opportunity to reflect on it.

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