Environmental Product Compliance & Declaration of Conformity

Environmental Product Compliance & Declaration of Conformity

REACH

The European Chemical Regulation REACH stands for registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals.

The European Chemical Regulation REACH stands for registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals.

Weidmüller as an ecologically-minded company takes on responsibility for the communication within the supply chain and the whole information flow within the REACH enactment 1907/2006. Following REACH article 33, the duty to inform about substances in products is only applicable for so called substances of very high concern (SVHC). The European Chemicals Agency ECHA decides which substances are liable to this regulation (see REACH Art. 59). The current version of the list of candidates can be viewed on the web pages of ECHA.

Based on our supplier statements we currently have SVHC in some of our products above the respective thresholds for declaration obligation resulting from article 33. This situation however could potentially be a different for example after new SVHC are published by the ECHA. As soon as declaration obligations will apply for further Weidmüller Interface products, the effected articles and contained SVHC will be published in the online product catalogue at each product.

If you cannot identify the respective product there or if you have further questions on the subject, please do not hesitate to contact our team (green-compliance@weidmueller.com ) by mentioning the article number.

RoHS

The restriction of lead and nine other potentially hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment is specified by the EU-Directive 2011/65/EU.

The restriction of lead and nine other potentially hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment is specified by the EU-Directive 2011/65/EU.

As a value-oriented company, Weidmüller is aware of its responsibility to customers, employees, the community and the environment. This is why it is self-evident for Weidmüller to assume responsibility in the context of the ROHS directive 2011/65/EU. In this context we would like to give you an overview about the contents of the directive.

In December 2008, the European Commission proposed to recast Directive 2002/95/EC.The result of this recast is Directive 2011/65/EU (hereafter referred to as the “Recast RoHS Directive” or “RoHS II”), which was finally adopted on 27 May 2011. The Recast RoHS Directive has been published in the Official Journal of the EU on 1st July 2011 and entered into force on 21st July 2011. Member States had to transpose the Recast RoHS Directive into national law by 2nd January 2013 at the latest.

The RoHS directive is subject to a continuous re-evaluation cycle. This means that every four years new substances might be forbidden, or exceptional rules might be omitted or newly affiliated.

In July 2019, an extension of Annex II of the Directive has taken place via amendment (EU)2015/863. The list of regulated substances was extended by four so-called plasticizers. However, the original name of Directive 2011/65/EU remains unchanged.

Effective the following substances used in electronic products are within the limits of the directive:

Effective the following substances used in electronic products are within the limits of the directive:

  • Lead (Pb)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Hexavalent chrome (Cr (VI))
  • Polybrominated biphenyl (PBB)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ehters (PBDE)
  • Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
  • Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
  • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)

Due to the fact that not all substances can be easily substituted from electrical and electronic products, Annex III of the Directive contains a list of exemptions. These exemptions apply for a limited period of time, across materials or depending on the application.

If you need product related compliance certificates or if you have further questions on the subject, please do not hesitate to contact our team (green-compliance@weidmueller.com ) by mentioning the article number.

China RoHS

The new China RoHS was published under the auspices of the Chinese Ministry MIIT on 21 January 2016 directive (SJ/T 11364-2014). Weidmüller products may also be affected by this directive. The new directive came into force from 1 July 2016 and thus replaced the previous China RoHS made in 2006 (SJ/T 11364-2006).

Following substances and its compounds fall under this directive. These are so far analogous to the EU RoHS directive including the applicable limits.

Lead (Pb): 0,1%

Mercury (Hg): 0,1%

Cadmium (Cd): 0,1%

Hexavalent Chromium (Cr (VI)): 0,1%

Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB): 0,1%

Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE): 0,1%

CE declaration of conformity / product-specific approvals/certificates

From the 20 April 2016, 8 new EU directives become operative in the European Union without transitional period. The CE mark is used to certify conformity to these directives and standards.

You can download all CE declaration of conformity and product-specific approvals/certificates from our Online Product Catalogue by selecting the corresponding product and referring to the section ‘Download’.