As a producer of electronics, you are subject to many regulations governing chemicals in the items you sell.

These rules are found in many different sets of regulations, and the same product may be covered by several regulations. As a producer affiliated with Recipo, you can obtain consultancy help on how to follow these rules. Contact us for more information and a price quotation.

The RoHS Directive

The most comprehensive rules on chemicals in electronics have been laid down at EU level by Directive 2011/65/EU (the RoHS Directive). The purpose of the directive is to reduce the risk to human health and the environment by replacing and limiting the hazardous chemical substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The directive regulates the content of certain metals and flame retardants in products. From 22 July 2019, four phthalates will also be limited. The directive also imposes labelling and documentation requirements on manufacturers and importers of electronic items. You can read more about the RoHS Directive on the website of the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.

The REACH regulation

The REACH regulation, (EC) no.1907/2006, is an EU regulation that primarily regulates substances and mixtures. Some of the rules also apply to electronic goods, as these also consist of chemical substances. REACH includes rules on the limitation of certain substances, information requirements in the supply chain, authorisation rules, and registration and notification requirements. You can read more about the REACH regulation on the website of the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.

The POPs Regulation

The EU Regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutants, known as the POPs Regulation, (EC) no. 850/2004, prohibits or limits the production and use of substances with very serious health and environmental impacts. The POPs Regulation limits these substances in both chemicals and products. You can read more about the POPs Regulation on the website of the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.