The European Union issued Directive 2011/65/EU on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances which targets electrical and electronic equipment. The directive was issued to avoid adverse impacts from targeted substances on human health and the environment. Hazardous substances include lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), and four different phthalates (DEHP, BBP, BBP, DIBP).
Oxid Corporation has assessed its products against the requirements of the 2011/65/EU directive and have concluded that its products are predominately installed as part of large scale fixed installations or large scale stationary industrial tools. They are designed to fulfil their function only to the specific requirements of each project, and can only be replaced by the same specifically designed equipment. Additionally, its products are installed by professionals and are intended to be used permanently in a pre-defined and dedicated location.
Based on Article 2 paragraph 4 of the RoHS directive, which stipulates that large scale fixed installations and large scale industrials tools, as well as their components, are expressly excluded from the scope of the directive, we consider our products excluded from the directive. Despite these exclusions, as a responsible manufacturer, Oxid Corporation is committed to supporting RoHS policy and ensuring that its products comply with the directive. It is our policy to seek out and use only RoHS compliant products wherever possible. As part of ongoing product development, all new Oxid Corporation products are developed with RoHS in mind and where possible non-compliant components are substituted with compliant components.
Oxid Corporation has established a systematic testing process, which includes checking the RoHS status of component parts with vendors and testing appropriate samples of product manufactured in-house. The scope of testing includes components purchased from suppliers as well as components produced at our own manufacturing facility. When satisfactory evidence regarding RoHS compliance cannot be obtained from vendors, X-Ray Fluorescent (XRF) analysis is used to determine compliance.
If you have questions regarding a specific Oxid Corporation product, please contact a sales representative or email info@Oxid.com and we will provide documentation regarding RoHS compliance status for that product.