RoHS / WEEE / PFOS
RoHS / WEEE
Gammaflux is committed to eliminating or reducing the use of environmentally sensitive substances and ensuring the proper disposal of such materials. Our commitment extends to supporting European Union legislation on:
- The Restriction on the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in electronic products.
- The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, which sets forth requirements for the collection, treatment, and recycling of electronic waste.
Our commitment to the RoHS and WEEE Directives is demonstrated in the following activities and policies:
RoHS compliance: All products supplied by Gammaflux and initially placed on the EU market after July 1, 2006 meet with the requirements of the RoHS Directive, under the equipment category 9 of the WEEE/RoHS Directives which is "monitoring and control equipment" Gammaflux products are purely for other users than private households (i.e. they are "pure B2B-Products") (Product units placed on the EU market before July 1, 2006 or spare parts for the repair of units placed on the market before that date are outside the scope of the RoHS Directive.)
WEEE compliance: Gammaflux provides an easy way to recycle all our products subject to European Directive 2002/96/EC for WEEE. These products are clearly marked with the WEEE logo (crossed-out wheelie bin). In addition, Gammaflux is registered as a WEEE Producer in Germany at the elektro-altger?te register or EAR.
Gammaflux has established a product recycling process supporting all EU customer locations. EU customers may contact their Gammaflux Service/Sales Representative or Gammaflux distributor to arrange for the collection/take-back of Gammaflux products for proper recycling or if they so choose recycle the product through there own official channels to save shipping costs.
Gammaflux Statement Regarding CE PFOS
Per EU Directive 2006/122/EC item #3, the "Scientific Committee on Health and Environment Risks" concluded a group of substances known as perfluoroctane sulfonates (PFOS) meet the classification "as very persistent, very bioaccumulative and toxic" and that "risk reduction measures might be necessary". Member states "shall apply these measures from 27Jun2008".
Per accompanying information in the Directive (Annex Item 3), certain PFOS restrictions do not apply to "photo resists or anti-reflective coatings for photolithography processes". Semiconductor industry experts indicate that, if PFOS compounds are used by the industry, they 1) are used for the exempted purposes in photolithography processes, 2) there will be negligible or no residue in finished semiconductor parts and 3) are not a concern under the EU PFOS activity.
A second potential use is involved with plating hexavalent Chromium. Since Gammaflux complies with RoHS it does not work with products of this nature.
In summary, Gammaflux does not use PFOS compounds in its manufacturing process nor does the company use parts containing PFOS compounds except where allowed by the directive.
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