RoHS2, China RoHS, Other
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RoHS2 – Refers to the new revision of the original RoHS Directive. Medical devices will be included in a staged manner. Several existing exemptions have been annulled and several new exemptions will be added.
China RoHS – Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products (EIPs) came into effect for first step in March 1, 2007. It is also called ACPEIP or China RoHS.
ELV (End of Life Vehicles) – The ELV Directive (2000/53/EC) directly affects the automobile manufacturers of three and four wheel vehicles and their importers, direct suppliers, subcontractors and contract electronic and electrical manufacturers in the Member States of the EC. Its purpose is to reduce the waste in vehicles and encourage more recycling.
JIG (Joint Industry Guide) – Represents industry-wide consensus on the relevant materials and substances that must be disclosed by suppliers when those materials and substances are present in products and subparts that are incorporated into EEE.
Conflict Minerals – Refers to minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses, notably in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, by the Congolese National Army and various armed rebel groups, including the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda. The profits from the sale of these minerals finance continued fighting in the Second Congo War, and control of lucrative mines becomes a focus of the fighting as well.
ODC (Ozone Depleting Chemicals) – The list of substances banned by EPA used to describe various chemicals that deplete the ozone layer of our atmosphere.
PFOS – “Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), is a man-made fluorosurfactant. Fluorosurfactants, or fluorinated surfactants, are synthetic organofluorine chemical compounds that have multiple fluorine atoms. They can be polyfluorinated or fluorocarbon-based (perfluorinated). As surfactants, they are more effective at lowering the surface tension of water than comparable hydrocarbon surfactants.