Simplify your compliance activities
How do plastics users quickly find RoHS-compliant plastics? It’s an important topic with far-reaching consequences for your business. How do you show that your products meet the compliance criteria?
The EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU) restricts the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in plastics and other homogeneous materials.
In July 2019, four new substances were added to the RoHS list (RoHS 2015/863). These are bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP).
Many manufacturers wasted valuable time and effort conducting repetitive compliance tasks to satisfy their customers, including preparing conformity declarations, material declarations, test reports and the like. There’s a simpler way.
Swift verification of industry requirements with RoHS certification
Let us help you streamline the entire process by efficiently bundling your RoHS rating with your submittal for plastics certification to UL 94, the Standard for Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances, and UL 746, the Standard for Polymeric Materials.
Plastics manufacturers can instantly demonstrate their RoHS compliance by acquiring an optional rating — a searchable UL Solutions Yellow CardTM parameter in the publicly available UL Product iQ® database.
UL Solutions utilizes the globally recognized RoHS test methods in IEC 62321, so users know that these are results they can rely on. Designers, engineers and suppliers execute 150,000 searches monthly in UL Solutions databases, seeking compliant plastic materials and demonstrating their confidence in the Yellow Card.
Our RoHS rating program also incorporates ongoing inspections and testing for the life of the certification to help assess that certified products continue to comply with RoHS requirements — including new substance restrictions. To demonstrate that a plastic meets 2019 regulations, the Yellow Card indicates RoHS 2011/65/EU- and 2015/863-compliant material.
Achieving compliance is more than getting good marks
Users need to know that the plastics they are seeking are RoHS-compliant. However, the time and expense required to make that determination is becoming an ever-larger burden on the supply chain. Meanwhile, substance restrictions are increasing.
Here are just a few benefits of working with UL Solutions’ RoHS Certification for Plastics (QMFZ2) program:
- Clear and credible RoHS compliance affirmed by a trusted third-party certifier
- Ease of identifying materials in UL Solutions databases, including Product iQ®, to find those that comply with RoHS 2011/65/EU and 2015/863 requirements
- Program evolves and expands as the RoHS regulation changes
- Elimination of repetitive and individualized testing and compliance declaration letters
- Globally recognized test methods
- Ongoing inspections and testing
- 24/7 printable UL RoHS Certificate of Compliance
The plastics market is more competitive than ever, so establish your restricted substance compliance credentials in the most efficient and effective way possible. UL Solutions can help you reach your customers with the information they need, simplifying the process and providing independent verification that your materials comply with all RoHS requirements.
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