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Data ID is RoHS Compliant

The European Union's Restrictions on the Use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive represents the largest and most complex data collection challenge in the history of the electronics industry. It is requiring electronics manufacturers and their suppliers to remove six hazardous substances from products sold into EU markets after July 1, 2006. These substances are: Lead, Hexavalent Chromium, Cadmium, Mercury, Polybrominated Biphenyl and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether. Compliance absolutely depends on timely, accurate and legally binding substance-level data collection. With hundreds or even thousands of organizations in a supply chain, the data collection process is extraordinarily complicated.

Non-compliant companies risk being shut out of multiple markets with drastic financial impact. For small to medium firms, "out of compliance" could mean "out of business".

What does RoHS compliance mean?

RoHS compatibility means: Based on the results of testing using recognized analytical methods performed by a third party, independent laboratory, or based on statements we received from our suppliers the blank label and/or ribbon is RoHS compliant to the EU Commission Directive 2002/95/(RoHS) for Cadmium (<100 ppm), Lead (<1000 ppm), Chrome6+(<1000 ppm), Mercury (<1000 ppm), polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs < 1000 ppm), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE's <1000 ppm).

RoHS compatibility also means:

Based on the results of analytical testing, the base materials, or based on statements we received from our suppliers the blank label and/or ribbon, complies with the current RoHS MCVs for Lead (<1000 ppm), Cadmium (<100 ppm), Mercury (<1000 ppm), Hexavalent Chromium (<1000 ppm), polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs < 1000 ppm), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE's <1000 ppm), of the EU Directive 2002/95/(RoHS) proposal of the Technical Adaptation Committee of the European Commission, and published in the July 2004 UK Department of Trade and Industry Publication "RoHS Regulations Government Guidance Notes". The base materials, label stock and/or ribbon, have been tested utilizing the following analytical procedures: Cadmium and Lead: CAP-046A (ICP-AES), BS EN 1122:2001 (modified) Chromium: GMW3034, April 2001; Modified to include calibration curve to allow for report of observed values in ppm. GMW3034 is based on ISO 3613. Bromine: Motorola Assay Procedure 12G13933A20 (04-12-01revision)

Mercury: Direct Mercury Analysis (DMA), as described in US EPA Method 7473.

Data ID Systems is committed to providing superior quality products that meet or exceed our customers requirements as well as government regulations. We require our suppliers to certify that the products we purchase from them meet the RoHS directives and when a customer specifically requests constructions that use noncompliant products we will offer compliant alternatives. Please contact us to learn more about how Data ID Systems can help you comply with RoHS.


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