Edited from Puchasing.comRoHS, the European initiative for "the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment," will be the subject of a summit on January 1, 2006, sponsored by The National Electronic Distributors Association (NEDA). Entitled "Negotiating the Economic, Legal, and Logistic Challenges of RoHS/Lead Free Compliance," the roundtable will gather to take a look at lead-free issues affecting the supply chain. RoHS legislation, passed in Europe, calls for the elimination of lead in electronic components by 2006. It bans the placing on the EU market any new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.
RoHS Summit to Discuss Compliance With Hazardous Chemical Restrictions
The National Electronic Distributors Association will sponosor a summit on January 1, 2006 to discuss non-technical issues of RoHS, "the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment."