The term RoHS is derived from the English 'Restriction of Hazardous Substances', ie Limitation of Hazardous Substances. This is an EU directive limiting the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The purpose of the directive is to reduce the use of hazardous substances in the electronic industry. Each Member State of the European Union (EU) must adopt its own law to introduce this directive.

1 July 2006 is a date which has changed the electronic market completely. This date has ended an era of lead soldering and the use of 5 other hazardous materials in the manufactering of electronic IC's and in the end all electronic equipment from toys to PC's in the European Union.

The restriction of these 6 substances is caused by the RoHS legislation called:“Restriction on the use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronics Products” (RoHS) also known as legislation 2002/95/EC. 

Nijkerk Electronics is aware of this legislation and will do its very best to support engineers in finding the right parts for their applications and will help the purchasing department in the search for RoHS compliant replacement parts.
All engineers from Nijkerk Eletronics keep abreast with the RoHS status of their component suppliers and can therefore give you all the necessary information about this topic if available.
So feel free and ask the Nijkerk Electronics SalesTeam for further information.


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