It is the policy of South Woodford Electronics to only procure materials / parts / assemblies / products that are specified by our customers on their Drawings and B.O.M’S. All products used or added by South Woodford Electronics in the manufacturing process are fully ROHS compliant unless otherwise specified by the customer.
What is RoHS Compliancy
The definition and aim of the RoHS directive is as follows...
The RoHS directive aims to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used in electronic and electronic equipment. Any RoHS compliant component is tested for the presence of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).
For Cadmium and Hexavalent chromium, there must be less than 0.01% of the substance by weight at raw homogeneous materials level. For Lead, PBB, and PBDE, there must be no more than 0.1% of the material, when calculated by weight at raw homogeneous materials. Any RoHS compliant component must have 100 ppm or less of mercury and the mercury must not have been intentionally added to the component.
In the EU, some military and medical equipment are exempt from RoHS compliance.